Trooper Dennis L. Lund

Died on June 16, 1993

Age 37
Utah Highway Patrol
Homicide: Rifle

Trooper Lund was murdered by two teenage boys attempting to flee from a gas theft at Thompson Springs in Grand County. The 37-year-old victim was one of several officers in high-speed pursuit of the suspects on Interstate 70. While one suspect drove, the other fired at officers with a .22-caliber rifle.  Several miles west of Green River, Trooper Lund was struck in the left eye by a bullet that pierced his windshield. He managed to steer his patrol car safely off the freeway before succumbing to his wound. The two suspects were apprehended moments later when a tire on their vehicle was shot out by other officers. Both were convicted of murder remain incarcerated today. Trooper Lund left a wife and two children. He is buried in West Weber Cemetery.  His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Utah Highway Patrol Association.


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5 Responses to “Trooper Dennis L. Lund”

  1. Jake Lund says:

    Tooper Lund,
    many people say you were a great guy. i belive them your a lund and im proud to say im a lund so R.I.P. Tooper Lund You did great.

    WITH ALL THE LOVE,
    JAKE c LUND
    SOON TO BE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF UTAH

  2. Jared Lund says:

    Dear Dad
    There has been so much that i wish i could tell you every day but theres nothing you have not seen while looking over mom, Tina, and I that you dont already know. There isnt a day that goes by that i dont think about you and everything that you stood for you are the biggest inspiration for me to do good and i hope to honor the lund name when I graduate the police academy

    Love Jared

  3. Steve Holtkamp says:

    Hi Jared,
    My wife, Judy, and I were returning from Missouri to California several days before your posting. We stopped at a roadside viewpoint where there was a cross honoring your father. Judy’s maiden name is Lund and she is originally from nothern Utah. I took a picture and wanted to follow up on his history.
    I would be glad to send you the photo if you like. I think your father would be very proud of his legacy.
    Good luck at the Academy.
    Steve

  4. Heather Cooper says:

    Uncle Dee,
    Hard to believe it’s been so long. So much has changed, but yet so much is still the same.
    Miss you every day.
    Love you very much.

    One of your ‘grills’
    Heather

  5. Nicole Kirkpatrick says:

    Dear Uncle Dee,
    I wish you could be here to chase the little one’s in the family like you used to do to us. That is one of the memories I can remember of you because I was so young when all this happened. Miss you all the time! Keep an eye out for all of us! (and thanks to you and all the others up there for watching out for my mom over the holiday’s so she could stay with us) Love You!!
    Nicole

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