November 24, 2018
South Salt Lake Police Department
Officer David P. Romrell was struck and killed by two suspects who were fleeing the scene of a burglary.
South Salt Lake police officers responded to a business burglary in-progress near 3575 S. West Temple. Officers attempted to stop two suspects who were fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The driver accelerated toward the officers and struck Officer Romrell. Officer Romrell was transported to the Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition. Unfortunately, Officer Romrell succumbed to his injuries.
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. Officer Romrell was the first South Salt Lake Police Officer killed in the line of duty.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer David P. Romrell is sponsored by the South Salt Lake Police Department.