SALT LAKE CITY — November 27, 2018 — In response to Saturday’s tragic event, The Utah 1033 Foundation has made payment from its Fallen Officers Fund to the mourning family of fallen South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell. The non-profit’s president, Dave Kaufman, hand delivered a $25,000 check to the family on Monday afternoon, accompanied by Wade Carpenter, Park City Police Chief and Utah 1033 Foundation governing board member.
Named after the police code “10-33,” which means that a law enforcement officer is in urgent need of help, the Utah-based foundation provides immediate financial support to families of Utah’s fallen officers.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Kaufman. “This is the call we hope never to get. But when it comes, we stand ready to help the fallen officer’s family. We can’t take away their grief, but our contribution can make a significant impact during a very difficult time. We encourage everyone to do everything they can to support Officer Romrell’s family and to honor his memory.”
Since the Foundation’s inception in 2011, it has assisted eight families of fallen officers including the families of Ogden City Police Officer Jared Francom, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley, Draper City Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride, Unified Police Officer Douglas Barney, West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth, and South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell. The Foundation is also raising money for its Family Education Trust Fund, which is meant to provide fallen officers’ families with additional funds to offset education costs.
To provide support to The Utah 1033 Foundation, please visit www.utah1033.org.