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Trooper George Dee Rees | Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

Trooper

George Dee Rees

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 46

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in accident

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Trooper George Rees was killed when his cruiser was struck head-on by a vehicle fleeing other officers. Another trooper had attempted to stop the stolen vehicle when the chase ensued. Trooper Rees and another officer setup a roadblock at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 91 near Lagoon. As Trooper Rees sat in his cruiser the suspect vehicle struck it head-on. Trooper Rees and both suspects were killed instantly.

Trooper Rees had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and son.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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