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(KSL News) -- The son of slain Rossevelt Police Chief, Cecil Gurr, is on his way to becoming a police officer. During today's Police Academy graduation an emotional Slade Gurr was given the "Gold Shield Scholarship".
The $75-hundred award is provided by the Department of Justice to family members of officers who die in the line of duty. The money will help pay for Slade Gurr's final year at Utah State University.
And when he graduates, he can then enroll in the Police Academy.
Slade C. Gurr, Son of Slain Police Officer, " My father was never shy in expressing his emotion or his feelings for me and I know that he'd be proud."
Slade Gurr says he's proud of his father and hopes to follow in his footsteps.