On Nov. 18, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth was hit by a vehicle after stopping to help with a downed power line. His injuries from the accident were so severe that he remained in critical condition for four days before passing away.
To show their gratitude for Ellsworth's service and to honor his family, state troopers and widows of officers brought a little Christmas miracle to Officer Ellsworth's wife and three children.
Long after the death of an officer, their families are left to deal with that loss.
On Monday, state troopers and widows of officers brought Christmas to the family of Utah Highway Patrol trooper Eric Ellsworth, who was killed in the line of duty last month.
Sirens were heard as Santa Claus made a special trip to the Ellsworth home Monday morning. Janica Ellsworth and her three sons: Bennett, Ian and Oliver, got a Christmas load dropped off in their living room.