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Like father like son, UHP’s new trooper is no stranger to the UHP family

Apr 14, 2022, 4:50 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:23 pm
(Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol)
(Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol)
For Trooper Zach Zesiger, being a part of the Utah Highway Patrol is a family business.
A recent graduate of the academy, Zeisger made a facebook post of Zeisger as a toddler with his father who is also a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper, against his patrol car.
(Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol)
“Since I was little, I have only wanted to be a trooper. I have always looked up to my dad and have been able to follow in his footsteps and learn from him,” Zeisger said in his post. “When I was little, I would wait at the door everyday for him to come home and ask him how many people he pulled over and how many people he arrested. I always wanted to be out there working with him.”
As Zeisger got older, he seriously considered the possibility of a career within Highway Patrol.
“As I got older I learned from watching my dad and other troopers that there was a lot more to the job,” Zeisger’s post stated. “I saw the life saving efforts they have made and recognized the importance of helping people when they are having the worst moment of their lives.”

He wrote that it was watching the troopers’ actions that drove him to do his best and continue towards his goal of becoming a UHP trooper.
“Recently I was able to achieve that goal and I am proud to be one of UHP’s newest troopers.  I am excited to serve the great people of Utah!” Zeisger shared on Facebook. “If you have ever considered a career in law enforcement the Utah Highway Patrol is an amazing agency and the highway patrol family is one of the coolest things to be able to grow up in and be a part of!”
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Like father like son, UHP’s new trooper is no stranger to the UHP family