Trooper George Dee Rees

Trooper George Dee Rees

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, July 2, 1960

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George Dee Rees

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

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Trooper Rees, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 28, 2020

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