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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. Featured officers come from state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies and must be POST certified. Officers...

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. 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's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do every day to make each of our lives better. 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.
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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. 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.

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Episodes

Officers Wade Carpenter and Phil Kirk - Park City

5/14/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Captain Phil Kirk and the rest of the Park City Police Department. When a woman ran out of gas, an officer stopped and helped her. Another similar situation happened when she had a flat tire. When the woman's husband and son had a head-on collision that killed her son, Captain Phil Kirk attended the funeral. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do...

Duration:00:01:02

Officer Kenny Rose - Lehi

5/7/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Lehi Police Lieutenant Kenny Rose. It's been 17 years since the death of fellow Officer Joseph Dan Adams was shot and killed in the line of duty. Lieutenant Rose took the phrase, 'never forgotten' so much to heart that he still regularly visits Officer Adams' family. It was Officer Adams' wife who wrote the nomination. Lieutenant Rose even helped build a park through an Eagle Scout project since Officer Adams was a scout leader. KSL's...

Duration:00:00:59

K9 Officer Reno, and Officer Josh McEwen - Davis County

4/30/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Canine Officer Reno. When a suspect attempted to run over a couple of deputies, the suspect fled. Once the car was found empty, that's when Officer Josh McEwen, Reno's handler, announced there was a K9. When the suspect didn't respond, McEwen released Reno who successfully apprehended the suspect. This is the first K9 nomination for Beyond the Badge. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do...

Duration:00:01:01

Officer Jeff Dingman - South Ogden

4/23/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Jeff Dingman of South Ogden and his wife Corrections Deputy Bobby Bailey. While visiting Pearl Harbor on their honeymoon, they met a woman named Ruth who started to stumble and ended up collapsing. Officer Dingman and his wife helped to save the life of this woman by administering CPR till medical help could arrive. Weeks later Officer Dingman spoke to Ruth on the phone after her return home to Chicago and after recovering. KSL's...

Duration:00:01:00

Deputy Justin Mortensen - Utah County

4/16/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Deputy Justin Mortensen of Utah County. When a manhunt for a violent fugitive ended up in a car chase at 70 miles per hour while blasting through, school zones and intersections with people in crosswalks, Officer Mortensen knew it had to end. The deputy decided to crash his car into the fugitive with his car. Officer Mortensen actually broke bones. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do...

Duration:00:00:59

Officer Sioape Lautaha, Cottonwood Heights

4/5/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Sioape Lautaha from the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. When an elderly woman flagged down Officer Lautaha after a snow plow had left a large pile of snow in the way, Officer Lautaha responded by grabbing a shovel and helping her to clear the pile of snow. He says that most times people think of the police as just people with badges who enforce laws and arrest people. While that's part of it, the helping aspect sometimes...

Duration:00:01:02

Officer Cody Painter, Grantsville

4/2/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Cody Painter, Grantsville police department. When a call came down that a man that was unresponsive, him and fellow officers were able to resuscitate him enough so he could go to the hospital. Officer Painter had an inkling that he needed to follow up with this family and when he did, he found that he had served in the same 101st Airborne which is the same that Officer Cody served in. When the passed away he even attended the...

Duration:00:01:36

Officer Chad Leetham, South Salt Lake

3/26/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Resource Officer at Granite Park Jr High Chad Leetham. Granite Park Jr High has a huge population of refugee students. About 600 kids with about 62 countries and 41 different languages. They run a food pantry and help the refugee students who may not be able to get food. So the pantry donates food to these students during the weekends. Officer Leetham working two jobs still finds time to help all these kids. KSL's Beyond the Badge...

Duration:00:01:39

Detective Damian Openshaw, Cache County Sheriff's Department

3/19/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Detective Damian Openshaw of the Cache County Sheriff's Department. When he met some kids before Christmas, he found out they weren't going to have a proper Christmas. When he approached his wife about it, they decided to leave some presents for them. Detective likes to be able to help those in need especially around the holiday season KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do every day to make...

Duration:00:01:37

Sergeant Aaron Thompson, Washington County Sherriff

3/12/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Sgt. Aaron Thompson of the Washington County Sherriff. On Christmas Day, a boy fell through ice into water. So Sgt. Thompson went in after him to try and find him. Despite hypothermia setting in, Sgt. Thompson continued to try to find the boy several more times. Against all odds, Sgt. Thompson found the boy floating under the ice and recovered him. He made a complete recovery. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's...

Duration:00:01:37

Officer Mike Keisel, West Jordan

3/5/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Mike Keisel of the West Jordan Police Department. Officer Keisel grew up skateboarding, and approached some kids when they were skateboarding. He offered up a skateboard deck to them. One of his first experiences with law enforcement was similar when he was younger as a skateboarder, and it stuck with him through the years, so he thought he'd offer a kind gesture to show that not all cops look at skateboarders as bad. KSL's...

Duration:00:01:38

Officer Kevin Salmon and Officer Joey Incardine - Cottonwood Heights Police Department

2/26/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Kevin Salmon and Officer Joey Incardine of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. An elderly female had overstayed her welcome in a Denny's after about 12-13 hours trying to keep warm. When the officers arrived they didn't feel good about sending her out into the 19 degree weather, so they booked her 2 nights at a local hotel with their own money to let her clean herself up. The two officers say it's just their job to be...

Duration:00:01:36

Trooper Cam Fawson - Utah Highway Patrol

2/19/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Trooper Cam Fawson of the Utah Highway Patrol. When he decided to buy an electric guitar and an amp Trooper Fawson never thought he would be giving it up after only a year. Trooper Fawson decided to give it away to a Facebook follower, a high school student who they ended up punking and giving her both the guitar and amp in person. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do every day to make...

Duration:00:01:38

Officer Brian Crosby - Lehi Police Department

2/12/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Brian Crosby of the Lehi Police Department. When a young boy left a bike at school, he returned to find his bike completely vandalized and unrideable. When Officer Crosby reviewed the footage he found the vandals threw the bike up against the wall. Officer Crosby and the rest of the police department all chipped in and bought the boy a new bike, helmet, and other accessories to replace the bike that was destroyed. KSL's Beyond...

Duration:00:01:39

State Trooper Charity Thomas - Utah Highway Patrol

2/5/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor State Trooper Charity Thomas of the Utah Highway Patrol. When being called out on a hit and run incident, Officer Thomas was informed by the woman who was hit that there was an impression of a license plate number on the car after it was hit. She found the vehicle, the owner and the friend who was driving the car. With warrants out for his arrest and a suspended license, and was able to put him in jail. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes...

Duration:00:01:36

Officer Shay Ballard - Sandy City Police Department

1/29/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Shay Ballard of the Sandy City Police Department. When a special needs student was precariously balanced in a beam 10-15 feet above the ground. Officer Ballard was able to jump up on the beam and was able to run and grab him. As a school resource officer, Officer Ballard feels like he is in the ideal job for him. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety officers do every day to make each of our...

Duration:00:01:38

Officer Mark Sempsrott - North Ogden Police Department

1/22/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Mark Sempsrott of the North Ogden Police Department. When a young boy reported a bike stolen, Officer Sempsrott felt a deep connection. When he was a child he had a bike stolen, and it was really his first experience with law enforcement. While the police were unable to recover the stolen bike, Officer Sempsrott bought the boy a brand new one. The boy was speechless but incredibly excited. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the...

Duration:00:01:01

Chief Tracy Wyant - Taylorsville Police Department

1/15/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Chief Tracy Wyant of the Taylorsville Police Department. When an armed bank robbery happened, they fled at a high rate of speed and smashed into a car. The driver was unable to care for her dog that was in the care at the time of the accident, so Chief Wyant cared for the dog until the driver had recovered. He not only helped a woman escape her car after a terrible car accident, but returned for her dog and helped nurse him back to...

Duration:00:01:38

Sergeant Aaron Johnson - Utah Department of Corrections

1/8/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Sergeant Aaron Johnson of the Utah Department of Corrections at the Utah State Prison. Sergeant Johnson wants to make sure the 98% of the inmates returning to society are the best class of citizen that they can be. Sergeant Johnson also takes his duty beyond the State Prison by helping under privledged kids learn to play football. A father of 5 himself, he's taking on a lot in the community. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good...

Duration:00:01:37

Officer Nate Rackham - Brigham City Police Department

1/1/2018
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Nate Rackham of the Brigham City Police Department. Officer Rackham was helping a sergeant with a traffic stop where someone was arrested on a warrant. In the car was a mother and three kids in the car. He got the permission to get them a hotel room and paid for it with his own money. He didn't feel good about leaving them out in the cold without anywhere to go. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public...

Duration:00:01:38

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