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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 are nominated by their respective police chiefs, sheriffs and supervisors, and the general public. Those featured are selected by a committee composed of representatives from KSL and the Department of Public Safety.

KSL has also partnered with the Utah Lieutenant Governor to help execute the program.

Spotlighted Officers

Officer Preston Casey, Centerville

Jun 21st - 2:22pm

During this past year Centerville Police Officer Preston Casey has faced difficult personal and professional tragedies, despite these difficulties he maintained a positive attitude and became even more sensitive to challenges faced by others.

Lieutenant Eric Stucki, Utah State Parks

Jun 7th - 11:00am

While attending his son's basketball game, Lt. Stucki performed CPR on a boy until the ambulance could arrive.

Officer Steve Olson, Cottonwood Heights

May 30th - 3:43pm

As I sat waiting for my order, a police officer entered pushing a bike. Initially, I thought he was perhaps a bike cop; however, I quickly realized that something else was going on.

Detective Scott Lloyd, Taylorsville

May 28th - 4:20pm

On March 6th Detective Lloyd was presenting to a group of students when he was asked to respond to a behavioral emergency in one of our special education classrooms.Detective Lloyd was calm, empathetic, and used de-escalation techniques to provide support to the distressed student.

Randy Thomason, South Ogden

May 21st - 10:04am

Sergeant Thomason went above and beyond to assist a vulnerable man in need.

Chief Wade Carpenter and Officer Phil Kirk, Park City

May 14th - 3:20pm

After breaking down in the middle of an intersection, Park City police officers pushed my car to safety. They then used their own money to fill my gas tank.

Officer Kenny Rose, Lehi

May 7th - 1:47pm

My husband was Officer Joseph Dan Adams who worked for Lehi Police Department and was killed in the line of duty in 2001. Kenny was and continues to be a true friend to our family through acts of service.

K9 Officer Rino, Davis County

Apr 30th - 2:11pm

Thank you Officer McEwen for your example in our school; but more importantly, thank you to you and Reno for your service in our community.

Officer Jeff Dingman, South Ogden

Apr 23rd - 3:06pm

Officer Dingman was on vacation in Hawaii when an elderly female on his Pearl Harbor tour collapsed. OFficer Dingman performed CPR on the female until EMS could arrive.

Deputy Justin Mortensen, Utah County

Apr 16th - 4:06pm

"My entire thought process was (to) get this guy stopped any way I can," Utah County sheriff's deputy Justin Mortensen said Thursday, adding he had been told the suspect was likely armed.

Officer Sioape Lautaha, Cottonwood Heights

Apr 5th - 2:49pm

When a snow plow covered 80-year-old Marian Haws's driveway with snow, she could only think to call 911. That's when officer Lautaha arrived on scene, and cleared the snow himself.

Officer Cody Painter, Grantsville

Apr 2nd - 1:57pm

After responding to a 911 emergency, Officer Painter stayed in close contact with the family, and even brought them dinner in the hospital.

Officer Chad Leetham, South Salt Lake

Mar 26th - 10:27am

Officer Chad Leetham leads by example as he inspires students to work together to make their community a better place.

Detective Damian Openshaw, Cache County

Mar 19th - 1:32pm

This recent Christmas Detective Openshaw came across a family that was going to be without gifts. He and his family worked extra hard to provide Christmas for themselves and the family in need.

Sergeant Aaron Thompson

Mar 12th - 9:26am

Because of the heroic actions of Sergeant Aaron Thompson, a little boy's life was saved after he fell through the ice at a pond.

Officer Mike Kiesel, West Jordan

Mar 5th - 10:35am

Using his own money, Officer Kiesel purchased several skateboard decks and has been giving them out to children in need.

Officer Kevin Salmon and Officer Joey Incardine, Cottonwood Heights

Feb 26th - 1:32pm

After seeing a homeless woman suffering from the cold, Officers Incardine and Salmon paid for her to stay in a hotel with their own money.

Trooper Cam Fawson, Highway Patrol

Feb 15th - 10:15am

Trooper Fawson surprised Kat Wilson by giving her a guitar and amp.

Officer Crosby, Lehi

Feb 12th - 5:13pm

After a child's bike was vandalized, Officer Crosby rallied multiple Officers to raise money to replace it.

State Trooper Charity Thomas, Highway Patrol

Feb 5th - 3:22pm

After responding to a hit and run, Trooper Charity Thomas used an imprint of the license plate on the victim's car to identify the guilty party.

Shay Ballard, Sandy City

Jan 29th - 9:00am

"We had a special needs student climb up onto a beam that is 10-15 feet into the air in our lunchroom."

Officer Mark Sempsrott, North Ogden

Jan 22nd - 10:34am

After police were unable to find a stolen bike, Officer Sempsrott purchased the child a new one.