Tag Archives: Utah Highway Patrol

Blood-draw brouhaha, part 2

Blood-Draw Brouhaha, Continued: More on Payne v. Wubbels By Ken K. Gourdin As I previously noted in a post from a few days ago, Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Payne’s body-cam footage of his arrest of University of Utah … Continue reading

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Blood-draw brouhaha

Hospital Blood-Draw Brouhaha—Wubbels v. Payne: Salt Lake Police Detective Jeff Payne Arrests Burn Unit Charge Nurse Alex Wubbels After She Refuses to Permit Blood Draw from Comatose Patient By Ken K. Gourdin Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for … Continue reading

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Chris Herrod Loses Primary

Why I’m Glad Chris Herrod Didn’t Win The Primary to Fill the Congressional Seat Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R – Utah) is Vacating  By Ken K. Gourdin Warning For Those of Tender Eyes, Tender Ears, and Tender Years – Here … Continue reading

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Ex-Cop Drug Runner

Hapless Ex-Cop Busted for Drug Running: Worth the Risk? By Ken K. Gourdin In Tooele County, the Utah Highway Patrol recently pulled over Edward Jasper Hansen, 67, of Decatur, Georgia, who is a former officer for Atlanta P.D., finding 100 … Continue reading

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Knife at Gun Fight

Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight By Ken K. Gourdin A Utah driver pulled a knife on a Utah Highway Patrol trooper who stopped him for speeding in a construction zone.  See coverage of the incident in Salt … Continue reading

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Cops on Juries (One Word: “Don’t”)

State of Utah v. Abisai Martinez-Castellanos: Conviction Thrown Out for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel After, Among Other Things, Retired Police Officer Empaneled on Jury By Ken K. Gourdin In the case of State of Utah v. Abisai Martinez-Castellanos, one juror … Continue reading

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Another Story of Forgiveness

Another Story of Forgiveness: The Story of the Family of Deceased UHP Trooper Eric Ellsworth, and of the Young Lady Whom They Now Have Forgiven  By Ken K. Gourdin Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) Trooper Eric Ellsworth has passed away due … Continue reading

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UHP Troopers Do Good Turn

Lesson #1 in Whom Not to Hit When Driving? Or, Accident Leads Troopers to Do Good Turn By Ken K. Gourdin When Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Jones’s patrol vehicle was hit by an 87-year-old Nevada woman who was rushing … Continue reading

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