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Beyond the Badge is made possible by a generous grant from the Miller Family Foundation

KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do every day to make each of our lives better. Listen to Utah's Morning News every weekday as Amanda Dickson highlights the everyday heroes who work tirelessly to keep us safe.

Featured officers come from state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies and must be POST certified. Officers nominated by their respective police chiefs, sheriffs and supervisors, and those featured are selected by a committee composed of representatives from KSL, the Lieutenant Governor and the ULCT.

KSL has partnered with the Utah League of Cities and Towns, the Utah Association of Counties, and the Utah Lieutenant Governor to help execute the program.

Spotlighted Officers

Justin Stanford, Kaysville City Police Department

Feb 20th - 9:35am

Officer Stanford feels that by teaching DARE, he can give back to the community and make a difference in the life of a child.

Officer Matt Schuman, St. George Police Department

Feb 13th - 11:23am

In two different situations, Officer Schuman saved TWO lives in the same day!

Sergeant Dusty Butler, Emery County Sheriff's Office

Feb 6th - 10:08am

Sergeant Butler was nominated by his mother. "Mom, all my life you have taught me to give service to others. Being a policeman is about 90% service and 10% crap!"

Javier Chavez, Unified Police Department

Jan 30th - 9:36am

Detective Chavez has taken a very Problem Oriented Policing approach while dealing with our homeless population.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

Jan 20th - 2:31pm

January is law enforcement appreciation month. Please thank the next officer you see for their service!

Cody Ingle, Davis County Sheriff Paramedic

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Jan 16th - 11:26am

Officer Cody Ingle is a man who always goes above and beyond to help all those he protects in Davis County, especially his neighbors.

Dan Jewel, Layton City Police Department

Jan 9th - 12:47pm

Officer Jewel encountered a 9-year old boy who had witnessed a crime. To his surprise, the 9 year old indicated to us all he really wanted was school supplies. Officer Jewel took it upon himself to purchase a gift bag full of school supplies for the boy.

Trevor Swenson, Clearfield City Police Department

Jan 2nd - 10:23am

Officer Swenson recognized a male's dire circumstances and with the help of the store clerk, purchased a pizza, potato chips, and a hot beverage for the male.

Devin Lauritzen, Iron County

Dec 26th - 9:46am

Devin’s position is unique in that he is the only paramedic certified Deputy Sheriff. Being the Sheriff of a large, rural county covering 3301 sq. miles, he is often the first responder on a scene where urgent medical care is required.

Mike Bleak, Cedar City Police Department

Dec 19th - 10:33am

Detective Bleak has become an expert in the choking game, which threatens the lives of our youth. This practice has taken the lives of many youth throughout the country.

Devon Krebs, Mapleton City Police Department

Dec 12th - 10:54am

Officer Krebs comes to work with a smile on his face every day.

Rolynn Snow, Centerville Police Department

Dec 5th - 11:43am

In June of 2015 Officer Snow stopped on a lady who was changing her tire on-top of Parrish Lane overpass to see if he could help.

Jerry Silva, South Salt Lake Police Department

Nov 28th - 11:22am

Jerry Silvia's years of service in SSL reflect his deep beliefs in community policing. He is an integral part of our community and our city is a better place because of him.

Aaron Nelson, Washington Terrace

Nov 21st - 2:24pm

Deputy Nelson responded to a call of a boy hit by a car while riding his bike. He ended up buying the boy a new bike and helmet using his own money.

Craig Martinez, Orem City Police Department

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Nov 14th - 9:39am

Craig is constantly looking for innovative ways to use social media. His 'Tattle Tale Tuesday' posts feature surveillance photos of crimes.

Robb Radley, Washington City Police Department

Nov 7th - 9:40am

Officer Radley has made an extra effort to rach out to the under served population in our communities.

Josh Whatcott, South Jordan Police Department

Oct 31st - 3:31pm

Officer Whatcott was recently recognized for his part in lifesaving CPR on a retired California police officer along the Jordan River Parkway.

Jeremy Brown, Centerville City Police Department

Oct 24th - 10:20am

Officer Brown developed a presentation for teachers and staff to instruct them how to prepare for and properly defend against a violent attack at the school.

Lacy Turner, Kaysville Police Department

Oct 17th - 9:52am

Last summer, Officer Turner started a campaign called “Cops Love Lemonade”. The program encourages youth to call the police department with an invitation to visit their lemonade stands. The program engenders positive feelings between much of our community and our police officers.

Officer Walter Bockholt, West Jordan Police Department

Oct 10th - 1:51pm

Officer Bockholt was worried about a man's health and safety, so he arranged transportation to receive an evaluation and bought the man shoes and a shirt out of his own pocket.

Detective Shane Laycock, Riverton Police Department

Oct 3rd - 12:08pm

Detective Shane Laycock saved the life of a 13-month old child who had fallen head-first into a cooler of water.

Officer Zachary Nold, Ogden City Police Department

Sep 26th - 11:15am

Officer Nold founded "Labs for Liberty," a non-profit organization that raises and trains Labrador retrievers to be service animals for veterans.

Officer Dallas Smith & Officer Cory Lewis, Spanish Fork Police Department

Sep 19th - 1:14pm

Officer Smith and Officer Lewis were the first officers in the Spanish Fork Police Department to use Narcan, saving a man's life.