RIP Police Officer David Romrell of South Salt Lake Police Department.
Police Officer David Romrell
South Salt Lake Police Department, Utah
End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Police Officer David Romrell was intentionally struck by a vehicle fleeing from a burglary in progress at a business at 3575 South West Temple shortly before 10:00 pm.
He and other responding officers arrived at the scene as the suspects attempted to leave in a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle accelerated toward the officers and struck Officer Romrell. Other officers fired a the driver, killing him.
The passenger fled on foot but was apprehended by a canine unit a short time later.
Officer Romrell was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries while in emergency surgery.
Officer Romrell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the South Salt Lake Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his wife and 4-month-old child.