Patrolman Rodney W. Schreurs

Patrolman Rodney W. Schreurs

Park City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, July 4, 1984

Rodney W. Schreurs

Patrolman Rodney Schreurs was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of U-224 and Pay Day Drive.

He was directing traffic at the end of a July 4th fireworks display when he was struck. The driver who struck him later committed suicide while facing charges in connection with Officer Schreurs' death.

Patrolman Schreurs was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He had previously served with the Ada County, Idaho, Sheriff's Office and was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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Dad,
32 years have past and you're still missed as if it was yesterday. A lot has changed since then as Mom stated in her reflection.

Although our paths crossed in what seems as just a fraction of time, the love and kindness, motivation and purpose, along with the patience and determination are the memories I draw from the most. As the "wild-one", you never thought twice on trying to instill traits that in the long run has become a norm in your grandchildren. Without you knowing, you taught me that "flesh and bone" should not be focused upon when embracing a family but how you contribute in molding, guiding, and nurturing all the gifts that are afforded to you in order to create a strong family.

Through all the up's and down's I know you've provided over watch. I know you've been there in my moments of doubt telling me to be calm as I gave treatment to wounded soldiers, or told me to lighten up the grip on the controls while "browning out" 10 feet before touchdown. I wish I could tell you my stories and hear yours in return. I will tell you that the censored marine stories you did share when you took me camping along with the uniform you wore so well are just a few of the things that made me admire who you are. You're acceptance and love for me molded me into what I am today and is shown in your grandchildren.

We love you always!

CW3 Keith Schreurs
U.S. Army Aviation

July 3, 2016

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