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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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Salt Lake City, UT

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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

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 work...

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

Officer Kristian Johnson - Logan Police Department

12/18/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Kristian Johnson of the Logan Police Department. A former Lawyer turned police officer, Officer Johnson was on a call helping a woman who was legally blind. When he had finished his work, he asked the woman if there was anything else he could do for her. When she requested that he sing a song she liked, he didn't back down. And it was all captured on his vest camera. Officer Johnson just loves what he does. KSL's Beyond the Badge...

Duration:00:01:02

Sergeant Shane Nebeker - Utah Highway Patrol

12/11/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Sergeant Shane Nebeker of the Utah Highway Patrol. Sergeant Nebeker was dispatched to a local elderly woman who had run out of gas on the freeway. The woman was on oxygen and was almost still in traffic on the side of the road. Sergeant Nebeker helped push her into the port of entry and bought her five gallons of gasoline to help the woman get back on the road to get to where she needed to be. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good...

Duration:00:01:02

Officer Vernon Herrst - Central Utah Correctional Facility

12/4/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Vernon Herrst of the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison. Officer Herrst found that many of the inmates were stagnant with their education. When asked, many said they were on the waiting list to take classes. Officer Herrst decided to take it upon himself to have the inmates start teaching each other, and it's had a great affect on the inmates. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work that Utah's public safety...

Duration:00:01:02

Officer Thomas Talbert - Moab City Police & Deputy Austin Brewer - Grand County Sheriff's Department

11/30/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Thomas Talbert of the Moab City Police & Deputy Austin Brewer of the Grand County Sheriff's Department. Both officers were called to a restaurant where a man had discharged a firearm outside. When the man ran inside to the restaurant with a couple hundred people, the officers took precautionary measures to get the gun away from the man, while also keeping the people in the restaurant safe. No one was injured in this terrifying...

Duration:00:01:34

Officer Tyler Tracy - Salt Lake City Police Department

11/30/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Tyler Tracy of the Salt Lake Police Department. When Officer Tracy found himself in an active shooter situation with a suicidal man, he knew that he had to get people evacuated from the surrounding areas. In one case he acted as a human shield to escort a woman to safety, with only his bulletproof vest as protection. Officer Tracy he acted, and did what he knew was right to protect. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes the good work...

Duration:00:01:34

Officer Adrian Montelongo - South Jordan Police Department

11/30/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Adrian Montelongo who, while working his beat one day, decided to pull people over. Instead of giving them a ticket though, the shocked citizens found out that he was handing out coupons for a frozen treat so they could enjoy the day a little more. Officer Montelongo says that it's something as simple as interacting with people, or giving out a coupon for a frozen treat that can help the community. KSL's Beyond the Badge...

Duration:00:01:36

Officer Tim Prince - South Jordan Police Department

11/27/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Officer Tim Prince of the South Jordan Police Department. After a woman's mother died, she discovered that her mother's rings had been stolen. When she contacted the South Jordan Police Department, Officer Tim Prince was able to track down the pawn shop that had sold one of the rings and actually had one in the shop. The other was recovered from who it had been sold to. All of the woman's mother's rings were recovered thanks to Officer...

Duration:00:01:36

Corporal Jason Ruch - Saratoga Springs Police Department

11/27/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Corporal Jason Ruch of the Saratoga Springs Police Department. After a nasty traffic accident, Corporal Ruch wanted the young daughter involved in the accident to feel a little better. He brought her a toy, of which he had several in his car, which the daughter would later re-name to Ruch to commemorate how nice he had been to her that night. Corporal Ruch sees what he did as just another way he can help to give back to the...

Duration:00:01:35

Sargent Nick Napierski - Utah Highway Patrol

11/20/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Sargent Nick Napierski. When a man blew a tire on his trailer while driving on Highway 6, Sargent Napierski didn't think twice about helping the man in need to get him back on the road. Sargent Napierski says that "it may be our hundreth crash we've seen this week.... literally 50 years from now these people remember, and they remember the officer that was there". A simple everyday gesture, that could leave a lasting impact on the person...

Duration:00:01:04

Agent Crystal Wallace - Department of Public Safety: Project Rio Grande

10/16/2017
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On this episode of KSL's beyond the badge, we honor Agent Crystal Wallace of the Department of Public Safety's: Project Rio Grande. She noticed a homeless man who continued to get dirtier and dirtier over time. When she approached him, she initially thought he had drugs in his system, but in fact, he had some mental illness. At one point she brought him to the hospital to get him the medications he needed, and he became normal, talkative, and friendly. KSL's Beyond the Badge recognizes...

Duration:00:01:38

Sargeant Justin Gordon - Utah County Sheriff's Office

10/16/2017
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On this episode of beyond the badge, we honor Sargeant Justin Gordon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office found himself in an undesirable situation when he was called to a domestic violence situation inside a vehicle coming down the canyon. When he found a young child helpless, Sargeant Gordon helped by feeding the child when they were in need. 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...

Duration:00:01:36

Officer Chad Hayman, Tremonton Police Department

9/26/2017
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Officer Chad Hayman was patrolling Main Street in Tremonton, Utah, at 2am. He saw a man with a rifle looking into Western Billiards. Earlier that evening, this man had been in a dispute with some of the people there. Officer Hayman confronted the armed man, who then fled. Hayman pursued and was able to arrest him safely.

Duration:00:01:21

Deputy Kyle Adams, Sanpete Sheriff's Department

9/19/2017
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Deputy Kyle Adams of the Sanpete Sheriff's Department went to a welfare check of a man at a family cabin. Unable to contact the man, Deputy Adams decided to stay and search the mountain. The man was hurt and had been alone and exposed for three nights. When Deputy Adams found him, he was barely clinging to life.

Duration:00:01:02

Lieutenant Lee Perry, Utah Highway Patrol

9/5/2017
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Lt Perry has had an amazing career and is also a State Representative. He has distinguished himself countless times with the compassion he brings to the role of a police officer and state trooper. These include going far and beyond in taking care of the needs of crash victims, local efforts in his community, and the ownership he take in looking out for two of the surviving spouses of fallen troopers, who both worked under his command. Lt Perry has taken families with children into his...

Duration:00:01:01

Sergeant Dan Morzelewski, Cottonwood Heights Police Department

8/28/2017
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Cottonwood Heights was terrorized by a robber who hit 5 businesses in a two week period. The suspect produced a firearm in each of the robberies and became bolder after each successful attempt. Sergeant Dan Morzelewski (then Detective) used every resource available to identify the suspect but was unsuccessful in in apprehending this person of interest. Morzelewski talked to countless witnesses and combed through several suspects spending nights and weekends watching businesses. On...

Duration:00:01:01

Officer Kevin Salmon, Cottonwood Heights Police Department

8/21/2017
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Officer Kevin Salmon responded to a call of a theft of a bicycle on Town Circle. Someone had cut the lock to a shed and stole a girls bicycle. The victim, a 12 year old girl who had immigrated here with her family from Russia had won the bike at her school by winning a reading contest. In its place, the thief had left a bucket of human feces. Obviously both the girl and her mother were devastated. On his own volition, Officer Salmon went to Target and purchased the girl a replacement...

Duration:00:01:01

Lieutenant Craig Martinez, Orem City Police Department

8/14/2017
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Orem Police Lieutenant Craig Martinez put himself in the hot seat to teach families an important lesson about the dangers of children playing or being left in cars in hot weather. He live streamed his experience sitting in his patrol car in full sun. The interior temperature went up to 127 degrees. His heart rate increased by 47 beats per minute (even though he never moved), and and his core temperature went up three degrees. It was a startling demonstration of how quickly things can get...

Duration:00:01:07

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