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Officer David Romrell was tragically killed in the line of duty on Saturday, November 24, 2018, when he was struck by a vehicle driven by suspects fleeing a reported burglary. Officer Romrell was a Marine Corp veteran, who served several tours before joining the South Salt Lake Police Department. Officer Romrell was kind and professional, and treated everyone with respect. He devoted his entire adult life to serving his country and the community, and made a lasting impact on all who had the fortune to know him.


Funeral Service in honor of fallen Officer David Romrell

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Maverik Center
3200 Decker Lake Drive West Valley City, UT 84119
Public Viewing: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Service: 11:00 a.m.

Procession following Funeral Service
to Larkin Mortuary
1950 East Dimple Dell Road Sandy, UT 84092
Upon arrival: dedication, 21-gun salute & flag folding.


Public Safety Funeral Attendee Information

Public safety members attending the funeral service at the Maverik Center who are joining the procession to the graveside service are asked to approach the venue from 3500 South to northbound on Decker Lake Drive (2200 West).

Public safety members attending the funeral service at the Maverik Center who are NOT joining the procession to the graveside service are asked to approach the venue from 3100 South and park in the general public parking lots in the area of Decker Lake Drive (2200 West).

 Fire/EMS apparatus should approach the Maverik Center from 3100 South to southbound Decker Lake Drive (2200 West).

 Public safety members traveling from out of the area are encouraged to contact Deputy Chief Scott Buchanan (West Valley City Police Department) with any questions or needs.  Deputy Chief Buchanan is the designated funeral  liaison officer for out of area public safety members and is available 24/7 to provide information on lodging, transportation, food and other area information, facilitate connections to funeral detail staff and answer questions about the service or associated protocols.  


Deputy Chief Scott Buchanan

West Valley City Police Department

(801) 232-0172 - Designated Mobile Phone for Funeral Detail (24/7, call or text)

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the South Salt Lake Police Department to enhance the quality of life in our city by providing quality police services. We are dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community. We are committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values. We are committed to maintaining a partnership with our community and assisting citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

P.R.I.D.E. In Our Community

Members of the South Salt Lake Police Department are committed to the following organizational values, which guide our conduct to help accomplish our Mission Statement:


We support a climate of mutual respect, trust, and compassion, which will promote professionalism and positive attitudes. We will provide quality service in a courteous and efficient manner.


We will treat all people impartially and in a dignified and courteous manner. We will exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.


We demand the highest level of integrity from our employees. We are committed to the highest standards of trust, responsibility, and ethical conduct while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner. We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions.


We will promote personal and professional growth by supporting continuing education and progressive training of the highest quality.


We believe that we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving the level of service provided to the community. We are committed to exceptional effort, accuracy and thoroughness.

Related Information

Property Check Request

To request a periodic check of your home, business or vacant property by the South Salt Lake Police Department, please provide us with the information on the form linked below. Once we have confirmed your request, either by phone or email, your property check will be activated. As calls for service allow, officers will stop by to check your property, either visually as they drive by or physically by walking around the perimeter and checking doors and windows. Should a problem arise, we will contact you or another responsible party via the contact information you provide on this form.


Notice of Unclaimed Property

The South Salt Lake Police Department currently holds various unclaimed proeprties in our evidence room. They include bicycles, cash, guns, computer equipment, cell phones, jewelry, tools, and other miscellaneous items. If you believe we currently have property belonging to you, please contact us in person or at 801-412-3665. Ownership must be proven in the form of receipts and/or detailed description.

Unclaimed property will be auctioned or destroyed on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Contact Us

SSL Police Department

2835 S Main St.
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

801.412.3600 Office
801.840.4000 Dispatch
911 Emergency 

Prevention Tips

For tips to help you stay safe, CLICK HERE.

Neighborhood Watch

For information on when and where the next Neighborhood Watch meeting in your area is being held, please call the Neighbohood Watch Hotline at 801-412-3668.

Policy Center

Click here to view our Secondary Employment policy.

Click here to view the Salt Lake County Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigative Protocol.