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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

John Ottesen, Layton City PD

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:01am

When a distressed young women had nowhere to go to get out of the cold, Officer Ottesen paid for a hotel stay with his own money.

Justin Boardman, West Valley City

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 2:40pm

Detective Justin Boardman is shifting the way that police across the entire State of Utah deal with sexual assault investigations.

Rulon Green, Draper City

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 11:27am

Officer Green is a positive role model for students throughout Draper.

Peter Gilchrist, Garland City

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 4:11pm

Officer Gilchrist was seen volunteering on his day off sandbagging lines to help out his neighbors in their hour of need.

Gabe Patterson, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:16am

Gabe went above and beyond to take the son of a fallen officer hunting.

Zach Miner, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

"Because of Zach, I am now over a year clean, and have changed my behaviors around. I now hold a good job, go to treatment only a few hours a week and my son has a father again."

Jeff Arbon, Grand, Emery & San Juan Counties

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 2:37pm

In July 2016 in the heat of the summer Jeff was finishing a shift and heard on the dispatch radio of a distressed mountain biker on the Poison Spider Mesa trail.

Dana Pugmire, West Valley City PD

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Mar 6th - 9:30am

Dana Pugmire received a misdialed call from an 80-year old woman who was trying to call her son. The woman had fallen down and was trying to reach her son for help.

Steve Linton, SRO at Desert Hills High

Amanda Dickson  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:45am

"As Officer Linton became more and more knowledgeable of the students, he recognized an opportunity. He approached me with the idea of being able to teach an Introduction to Law Enforcement class."

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.