Park City parade honors fallen police officer
Amid the Fourth of July revelry on Main Street on Wednesday, one entry in the parade proceeded down the street with a sense of solemnness.
A Park City Police Department sport utility vehicle slowly moved forward carrying the family of a fallen officer who died on Independence Day decades ago.
Rodney Schreurs was a 33-year-old officer on July 4, 1984. He was directing traffic at the intersection of S.R. 224 and Payday Drive after the fireworks display when a drunken driver in a pickup truck struck him. He died at a Salt Lake City hospital.
A sign on the police sport utility vehicle on Wednesday indicated the fallen officer’s widow, son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren were inside as the parade entry drove the route from the top of Main Street to City Park.
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The Park City Council primary election is slated for Aug. 13, but the ballots in the vote-by-mail contest were scheduled to be sent on Tuesday. The Summit County Clerk’s Office anticipates the ballots will arrive in mailboxes and post-office boxes on Friday or Saturday.