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South Valley Riverton Journal

Local Fishing Pond Dedicated to Former City Employee, Danny R. Crump

Sep 09, 2015 01:03PM ● By Bryan Scott


By Aimee L. Cook

South Valley - On July 21, 2009, Riverton City Water inspector Danny Crump tragically lost his life in an accident while serving the community. On July 21, 2015, more than 100 of Danny’s family and friends, along with Riverton City leaders and staff, gathered together to honor his memory and his years of service to Riverton City. The local fishing pond, located at 3250 West 13680 South, was dedicated that day as the Danny R. Crump Fishing Pond.

Danny Crump worked for Riverton City for 10 years as a water inspector, and lost his life while inspecting a vault that was depleted of oxygen, which caused Danny to pass out and perish. According to his wife Jonna, Danny loved working for Riverton City. 

Danny and his wife were married for 25 years and had three children, Jenni, Cassie and Jared. Since Danny’s passing, the family has welcomed five grandchildren. 

“It was just amazing, it was a total shock to me,” Jonna said. “Danny would have been the first person to say, ‘Oh no, no, no, I don’t need that; I was just doing my job.’ He would have been so tickled and excited that they would have named this after him. He loved Riverton and the water department.”