February 23, 1986
West Jordan Police Department
Officer Thomas M. Rees was killed in a training accident.
While on duty, Officer Rees and other officers were practicing weapon retention techniques at the West Jordan Police Department. When the instructor, acting the part of an assailant, grabbed Officer Rees’s .38-caliber revolver, it discharged and struck Officer Rees in the upper right chest. Although airlifted to a hospital, Officer Rees died a few hours later. Officer Rees was married and the father of three children. He is buried in Valley View Memorial Park.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Thomas M. Rees is sponsored by the West Jordan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8.