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 set up 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 was a United States Army World War II veteran and had been with the Utah Highway Patrol for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 46
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Dee was in our family Cafe at the time he received the call about those crazies.
When I was 12 yrs or so you took me to Lagoon,made some bird houses for my scout project,and our two families went on a fishing trip together. I have thought about you many many times over the years. Your memory will always remain with me.

Gary Lee
Friend and admirer.

March 21, 2022

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