WWIR Pillar Director Warriors & 1st Responders
Holly Ziegenhorn is a survivor of child sexual abuse and never knew that this traumatic adverse childhood experience would one day be the catalyst to opening so many doors for her that would allow her to be able to reach out to and love many from all walks of life. Holly has always taken a stand in fighting for those who are considered “at risk,” “different”, or “less fortunate.” It is no wonder surprise that she was finally lead to her chosen career in law enforcement, where she has served and continues to serve honorably for over 22 years. As an officer, she has been recognized globally for her investigative skills, specifically with cargo theft. However, her fondest accomplishments are the ones she has made with several “at risk” individuals who have been able to turn their lives around as a result of Holly being able to gain their trust and assist them with healing their lives by shedding guilt, forgiving themselves, and claiming their worth. Holly has been recognized by many as the officer who loves unconditionally and gives selflessly both on and off the clock. Holly was also the first female officer to make West Valley City Police Department’s SWAT Team and served in this collateral assignment as an entry team member for approximately six years. Holly is currently employed as a Deputy with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department, and has been for almost four years. Holly also works part-time for the Granite School District as a Behavioral Specialist Technician (BST) for Granite’s Alternative Placement Program (GAPP). Holly graduated from Utah Valley University Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA) in May of 2019 with her Bachelor’s Degree. Holly has been married to Chad Ziegenhorn for almost 23 years. Chad was promoted to sergeant in 2017 with Utah Transit Authority Police Department. They have six children and 12 grandchildren. Holly was born and raised in Utah but resided in Tacoma, Washington when her three oldest children were very young with their father who was stationed there as an Army Combat Soldier. While there, and prior to her law enforcement career, Holly worked as an administrative assistant for a few different law firms. Holly is honored to be a part of SHEROES United as the Pillar Director of our Women Warriors 1st Responders (WW1R) Pillar because of our committed stand to DARE to change the world through love.