Two Local UHP Troopers Honored

Published on July 15, 2013 at 01:54PM


Senior Trooper Gaylen Moore of Panquitch and Trooper Bronson Wood of Richfield recently were honored by the Utah Highway Patrol at an awards banquet held in Provo. Senior Trooper Moore was presented with the Lynn Pierson award based on his integrity and character. Moore has been a UHP trooper in Garfield County since 1984. Trooper Wood was selected as a 2013 recipient of the Pal V. Mangelson award for his efforts in criminal interdiction. Wood is a 7 year veteran of the UHP and has been assigned to Central Utah since 2009.

Lt. Thayne Carlisle said the awards are two of the top honors given to Utah state troopers. Moore and Bronson both serve in UHP’s section 10, covering Sevier, Piute, Sanpete and western Wayne counties.