Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Cecil F. Gurr

Roosevelt Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Friday, July 6, 2001

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Reflections for Chief of Police Cecil F. Gurr

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

July 6, 2010

Thinking of you and your family today.

Holley Orr
Wife of Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

July 6, 2010

Dad, thinking of you. My friend died with 4 young kids. I'm glad you were around when we were growing up.

Anonymous

June 29, 2010

Hero,
I never had a chance to tell you how much I appriceated you and your compassion. My mother told me how you would just come by the hospital just to see how I was doing, after my accident and my assualt. I have always looked up to you, you were one of the few people who beleived in me. I am here to say thank you. And you would be very suprised that that little troubled girl, Is now a armed security officer, i am in school for Criminal Physicology. And I am also joining the police force out here in the city. I look at you as a big inspiration and I hope that I can be as great as an officer as you were.You will always be remembered and respected we all love and miss you.

Anonymous

January 17, 2010

Uncle,
Well its been a while. I got married i know you might not like him but hes good to me. We even lived with aunt lynett for a while I really miss her. She helped me out more than anyone will ever know. But I miss you so much. I spend about a week back home and things were so different it is so hard for me to go back there without my family being there. And YOU always made it worth coming home for. Icecream and rides in the cop car =). I cant tell you enough how much i miss you. I am so glad you have grandpa with you now however I wish he were still here. He helped me make my first turkey by myself. Couldnt have done it without him. Keep grandma in line k cause she is a wild one. And all of your grandkids are so beautiful all angels they miss you like crazy too.
I love you uncle dont ever forget that. xoxo
casey

Anonymous

January 14, 2010

WE have a beautiful Legacy. You are alive in them.

Anonymous

December 21, 2009

Thank you for your service to the community and your country,You sir are a true hero and heroe's live forever.There is no greater man than the man who lays down his life to help others who he doesn't even know. God bless and Merry X-mas my friend.

OFC. Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Department

December 11, 2009

Sometimes we fall, but its that we get up that counts.
I miss you. Come visit when you can.

Anonymous

October 18, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 7, 2009

She is simply amazing dad... I am so sad that you cant hold her and feel her little kisses. I think of you often, even if I don't take time to be sad very often. I miss you and await your embrace.

Detective Slade C. Gurr
LCPD / Son

August 8, 2009

Thinking of you and your family today.
I want them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Holley Orr
Wife of Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

July 6, 2009

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE POLICE
CHIEF CECIL GURR
HON. CHRIS CANNON
OF UTAH
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, July 19, 2001
Mr. CANNON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with
a heavy heart to pay tribute to a fallen police
chief from Roosevelt, Utah. Police Chief Cecil
Gurr was ‘‘off duty’’ in his car en route to the
grocery store to run family errands when he
heard a police dispatch about a domestic dispute
at a nearby convenience store. As he
had countless other times, he responded to
the call. Drawing attention away from his officers,
Chief Gurr deliberately placed himself in
the line of fire to protect his men. Caught in
the exchange of gunfire, Gurr died Friday, July
6th, 2001 in the line of duty for the Duchesne
County community. I send my prayers and
condolences to his family, neighbors, and the
community as a whole.
Cecil Gurr had been Roosevelt’s police chief
since 1978. He grew up in Roosevelt and
joined its police force in 1974 after a tour of
duty in Vietnam and a short stint with the FBI.
Nearly 30 years of his life was devoted to protecting
his hometown of 4,000 residents. He is
survived by his wife, Lynnette, his three children,
and four grandchildren. Left behind are
neighbors and a community that will greatly
miss his unconditional self sacrifice, kindness,
generosity, and quiet demeanor. And, now
those left behind must unite to support and
strengthen one another during the coming
months and years as they heal.
‘‘He was very fair and firm and always had
the best interests of the community at hand
. . . He’d do anything for you. He never
asked for anything in return,’’ stated Roosevelt
Police Officer Brad Draper. The National Law
Enforcement Officer Memorial says that ‘‘it is
not how these officers died that made them
heroes, it is how they lived.’’
We may never truly comprehend the latent
danger associated with the daily routines of
our law enforcement officers. They continually
put themselves in danger as they stop a vehicle,
respond to an incident or a suspicious circumstance.
The dangers, risks, and violence
they encounter each day are very real. Sorrowfully,
at such times we pause to honor the
brave law enforcement officers who serve and
protect our communities. I hope they will routinely
be given the honor, respect and thanks
they deserve—not only when life’s fragile nature
is revealed.
Mr. Speaker, today I ask that you and our
colleagues join me in remembering this fine
man and the selfless life he lived. On behalf
of the residents of the Third District of Utah,
we extend our prayers and most heartfelt sympathy
to his family and loved ones.

SENIOR SPECIAL AGENT S.D. BUSH
US DHS

May 3, 2009

71/2 years later and Christmas just does not get any easier! We all miss you so.

Anonymous

December 22, 2008

You lived your life in a way that has inspired so many Officers, family members and friends to be the kind of person that you were when we was so blessed to have you here on earth, you gave your life not only to protect the citizens that were so blessed to have you watching over them you also gave your life protecting your own Officers, you are a true HERO. I never had the privilege to meet Chief Gurr as I work in Box Elder County, I did attend his funeral,it was a time that I will never forget, it made me so proud to be a part of the brotherhood we all share. Your legacy lives on strong, you are a true American HERO. To Chief Gurr's family: Thank you so much for being so strong and helping others who have lost their brave hero's, you guys are such a great example, I am sure Chief Gurr is so proud of you. I believe that the reason he was taken from you on that fateful day in July of 2001 was that they needed a leader in heaven; a Chief for the patrols up there. Again Thank You Gurr family.

Anonymous

November 15, 2008

Dad, The memorial looks good, as I am sure you already know. We all miss you, and think of you often, each in our own way. I wish you could hold Cambrielle, she truly is a little angel.

Love always,

Slade
Son

September 12, 2008

7 years ago today and I remember the day so well. My husband went to the call too. He came home and told me the news and was so sad.
Since that time I have meet your family. I have meet your beautiful wife Lynette and your son Slade. You must be so proud of them. They have been so caring and thoughtful to me and my children. They truely are a few of the people that understand how we feel. Thank-you to Chief Gurr for giving the ultimate sacrifice on July 6, 2001 and to his family for the sacrifice that they give each day by continuing to care on. You are all in my thoughts today.

Holley Orr
wife of Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

July 6, 2008

I am the friend of a friend of Chief Gurr, and want to thank the Chief for his sacrifice. I extend my most heartfeld condolences to his family. Please know he is not forgotten.

Kathleen Stocker
Surviving sister of Gilbert T. Stocker, Detroit PD, EOW 7/31/1972

July 1, 2008

Dear Papa Bear-
One more Father's day without a father. I am thinking of you and love you so much. I can only hope you know. Im adding one more cub to the crew, I'll miss you even more then. You were always so good with the babies. They just clung to you and never let go~ they love you too. Little man is ten now. Can you believe it? You would be so proud of him; I am. And the princesses are sweet and beautiful, we love you and miss you.

June 16, 2008

Happy Memorial Day..... God Speed

May 26, 2008

WELL HAPPY BARTHDAY!!!! We had a great party, Im sure you were there. Hope you got all the Kisses-- the babies were so cute we all love and miss you tons. me

April 27, 2008

its been almost 7 years and I miss you every single day!! I miss your wisdom,integrity,understanding love, your constant loving care,your friendship, your quiet company. will this hurt ever go away? I dont think so...

April 14, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Feb 4, 2008


Cecil,

And the Rest of the Gurr Family,
First off, I hope that Cecil is looking down and is supportive of my postion and status support I have given and continue to give RPD and the Childrens Justice Center, that would be one of the orgainzations that I would hope the UHP would strongly support it is I have told Comisher and Kimmie Russell There is only one type of person who sends me into a new world of Ticked off, that is someone who knowling abuses a child in anyway, they are only guilty of being born and that is not or should be in anyway a bad thing, they are a gift from god, Cecil I and Ben (LT. BEN LEMNON) have shared many wonderful memories we have of you, you have left a void and memory and all the good work you have done related to Uintah Basin Law Enforcement cannot an should not ever be replaced
We all miss you and continue to morn you're lost

Trooper Reg"Reggie" B. Labrum
Honorary Trooper Utah Highway Patrol Section Five Bravo Crew Duch Co

February 4, 2008

dear grandpa, we wish you were still here so we could see you and play with you. we love you and miss you. Ethen and Emmett

"Dear grandpa i mist you a lot." I wish you wre still here.
I love you a lot. I wish you would meet my bro's.
Me and Keston and Ivroy and me Kaleb mist you a lot. Well
Love Kaleb

grandsons

January 21, 2008

Chief,
You cross my mind so often. It doesn't seem that it has been this long since you left. It's hard to find a true friend and you were that. I know you are looking out for all of us who were " your men". God's peace to you Cecil.
Tom Angle

Tom Angle
RPD

January 14, 2008

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