Friends and Colleagues of South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell Preparing for His Funeral
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – The past week has probably been one of the toughest weeks in the history of the South Salt Lake Police Department.
Officer David Romrell was killed in the line of duty last Saturday after being hit by a car a suspected robber was trying to get away in.
The 31-year-old officer, who also served tours overseas with the U.S. Marines, leaves behind a wife and infant son.
Saturday night, some of his colleagues and friends who knew him best spoke to KSL reporter Alex Cabrero to share some stories about how they’re remembering him.
Lt. Jim Anderson, South Salt Lake Police Department
“You hate to lose anybody in the law enforcement body, but when it’s from your own family and your own department, and also someone like him, so humble and willing to give. Everybody respected him. He was a great guy.”
Sgt. Skylar Beebe, U.S. Marine Corp.
“We served in the reserves together out here. Shortly after he exited the unit, so did I. Just right after that I found out I was going to go through a divorce. He would always call me and make sure I was doing okay. He would always make sure to invite me to come over and try to get me out of the house and get my mind off of things.”
Officer Alex Plascencia, South Salt Lake Police Department
“I helped him paint the interior of his house when his little baby boy was born and looking back at it, I just, you know, I’m just, I’m glad I was able to be a part of that.”
Sgt. Ryan Cram, South Salt Lake Police Department
“I can promise you, around here, and with the officers he worked with, his memory will live on and we’ll always remember him and try to pay tribute to him and try to serve in a way that will honor him and do justice to I guess the person and is and was.”
Officer Romrell’s funeral is planned for Wednesday, Dec.5th, at 11 a.m.
It will be carried live on KSL.
- High winds, heavy snow warning for ‘hazardous conditions’ Friday morning - KSLTV.com (pageviews: 36760)
- Body in Provo identified as jogger killed in hit-and-run (pageviews: 18142)
- High winds, heavy snow warning for 'hazardous conditions' Friday morning (pageviews: 7530)
- Newly built homes deemed unlivable due to sliding soil (pageviews: 6148)
- SB I-15 reopens in Layton following police chase, shooting (pageviews: 5835)
- Lehi mom stranded in snowstorm grateful for help from unexpected stranger - KSLTV.com (pageviews: 5830)
- Winter storm leads to messy morning commute; schools moving online, delaying starts - KSLTV.com (pageviews: 5795)