Chief Cecil F. Gurr « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Chief Cecil F. Gurr

Died on July 6, 2001

Age 50
Roosevelt Police Department
Homicide: Rifle

Chief Gurr was shot and killed at a convenience store in Ballard. The 50-year-old victim and several other officers responded to the store on a report of a man attempting to force a female acquaintance into a pickup truck. Officers approached scene as the man and the woman were driving out of the parking lot. The suspect fired upon the officers with an assault rifle. Chief Gurr was returning fire when struck in the head and instantly killed. The suspect then forced the woman to drive away. A few blocks from the scene the woman managed to throw the rifle from the truck. The vehicle was then boxed in and the unarmed suspect subdued by officers. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Chief Gurr was married and the father of three children. He is buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Roosevelt Police Department.

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7 responses to “Chief Cecil F. Gurr”

  1. Tori Smith says:

    Will never forget you thank you for all you did

  2. Cari Park says:

    Miss you, Cecil. Thank you so much for all you’ve taught a person, your will for what is right. I promise I will never forget you, your family, your protection to the community of Roosevelt, the Basin, and the Officers that love & respect you. Remember you always, Chief. CP

  3. Marcia says:

    Such an awesome guy I had no idea he was so young when this happened so sad. We love our Police Department more respect for our law enforcement officers is needed they have families at home waiting for them too. RIP Chief Gurr

  4. Ruthann Rasmussen (Porter) says:

    You were one of the most amazing humans I had the privilege to know! You were everything already listed here and more, but you were also my very close friend always!!!!

  5. Shanya brown says:

    16 years ago today duchesne county and Roosevelt city lost a great man and chief of police… gone but never forgotten…


  6. Jesse Cavazos says:

    Praying for the family. R.I.P. young man. You are with the Lord now.

  7. Jay Aguiniga says:

    It was a honor knowing you. I grew up in this small town and we were no saints but you all kept us in line. I appreciate everything you done for the community. You will never be forgotten.

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