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Fallen South Salt Lake officer's family has home paid off

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 20:36:15-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE — The wife and son of late Officer David Romrell, who was killed in the line of duty two years ago, received a gift in the form of a fully-paid-off house on Saturday.

Romrell was responding to a burglary on Nov. 24, 2018, when one of the two suspects hit him with his car trying to get away.

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The South Salt Lake Police Department posted on Facebook that a group of officers, firefighters and "honorary colonels" presented Elizabeth "Liz" Romrell with the keys to her paid-off house.

"Officer Romrell gave the ultimate sacrifice," the post read. "This token of love and support to the Elizabeth Romrell (sic) is greatly appreciated."

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The gift was sponsored by the Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which pays off the mortgages of Gold Star families, fallen officers and other first responders.