June 16, 1993
Utah Highway Patrol
Trooper Dennis L. Lund was murdered by two teenage boys attempting to flee from a gas theft at Thompson Springs in Grand County.
Trooper Lund 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 and remain incarcerated today. Trooper Lund was married and the father of two children. He is buried in West Weber Cemetery.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Trooper Dennis L. Lund is sponsored by the Utah Highway Patrol Association.