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South Salt Lake police officer honored on second anniversary of his death

Posted at 7:02 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 09:10:41-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — The South Salt Lake Police Department is honoring one of its fallen officers Tuesday on the second anniversary of his death.

Officer David Romrell was killed in the line of duty on November 24, 2018.

READ: Officer dies after being hit by car during burglary call in South Salt Lake

He was responding to a burglary, when one of the two suspects hit him with his car trying to get away.

The driver was killed, and passenger Jeffrey Black, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and burglary and will spend up to 30 years behind bars.

READ: Man involved in killing SSLPD officer sentenced up to 30 years

Romrell was 31 years old.

He’s remembered as being very humble and exemplary in every way.

Romrell served as a Marine, and left behind a wife and baby, who is now almost two-and-a-half years old.

READ: Officer David Romrell’s widow speaks publicly for the first time since husband’s death

The South Salt Lake Police Honor Guard will hold a virtual flag ceremony at 8 a.m.

It will be live streamed on the department’s Facebook page and you can watch it here.