Utah State Parks Welcomes Four New Rangers
December 15, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to welcome four brand-new rangers to our staff!
Rangers Alex Agin, Daniel McCann, Justin O’Mealy, and Scott Williams have successfully completed the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and training courses, and have graduated from POST. A graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, where they were officially sworn in at the Utah State Parks headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Ranger Alex Agin comes to Utah State Parks from Utah Highway Patrol. Prior to joining us, he served four years as a trooper and in the SBI unit. Alex, who resides in the Heber Valley, is eagerly awaiting a park assignment.
Ranger Dan McCann previously worked for the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, serving for six years at the jail and on patrol. He lives in Millard County and will be assigned to Yuba State Park.
Ranger Justin O’Mealy joins us after working as a dispatcher and jailer for the Rich County Sheriff’s Office. Justin resides in Rich County and will be assigned to Bear Lake State Park.
Scott Williams has a military background and comes to us from the corporate world. He will relocate from Utah County to Box Elder County, where he will take a position at Willard Bay State Park.
The rangers are all excited for the upcoming season, when they will begin working in the parks, off-highway vehicle (OHV), snowmobile, and boating areas.
Utah State Parks is thrilled to welcome these new rangers to our staff. We commend them on their effort and commitment, and we believe they will honorably represent the Division and their respective state parks.
Park rangers perform crucial law enforcement functions and patrol several waterways and trails throughout Utah. They also make sure that visitors are informed about the risks and potential hazards associated with outdoor activities. The Utah Division of State Parks depends heavily on its rangers as a vital resource.
More information on becoming a park ranger can be found HERE.