Lt. Thomas S. Rettberg & Trp. George Dee Rees - Farmington, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot
N 41° 00.462 W 111° 56.119
12T E 421347 N 4540033
Quick Description: Located off Interstate 15 at the South bound Rest Stop.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2011 6:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMBNT0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
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Long Description:
The text on the signs read:

Lieutenant Thomas S. Rettberg #136
Feb 11, 2000

Tom Rettberg joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1975. He served at the Echo Port of Entry for one year and in the field operations in Weber County for two years before joining the Aero Bureau. Tom left the UHP and joined Wildlife Resources in 1979. He later served with the Utah Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division until he returned to the Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau in 1985. On February 11, 2000, Lieutenant Rettberg was performing an auto rotation manuver required by the FAA to simulate an emergency engine failure. During the maneuver a malfunction occurred and the helicopter crashed.


Trooper George Dee Rees #46
July 2, 1960

(Trooper Rees's sign is missing from the Cross)

A 12-year-veteran with the Utah Highway Patrol at the time of his death, 41-year-old Trooper George D. Rees died on July 2, 1960, when his patrol vehicle was struck by a fleeing felon in a stolen car. Trooper Rees was survived by his wife, Maree, and a son, Michael, age 15.

Although the signs for the officers are faded or missing, the lives of these two servants are honored at this location
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