Candlelight vigil honors fallen South Salt Lake police officer David Romrell

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Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues of Officer David Romrell remember and reflect on his life and legacy at a candlelight vigil in South Salt Lake Sunday night.

“Our entire country has learned who David Romrell was, what he stood for, and ultimately what his life ended for,” said South Salt Lake Police Chief Jack Carruth.

Family and friends in attendance took turns at the podium sharing memories. 

“When he came home from training with the marines, he showed us that he could flex his pecs like The Rock,” said his niece.

Friends also spoke about his dedication to those around him.

“He was more than a friend, he was a brother. He always wanted to just help and be there for everybody. He was one that you could always count on at the drop of a hat,” said one friend.

David Romrell’s mother and father spoke briefly, thanking the community for their support.

“How much you love my son and honor him. I want to say thank you,” said his mother.

David Romrell’s wife and infant son were in front for the ceremony. His funeral is set for Wednesday, December 5 at the Maverick Center at 11 a.m.

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