Officer Michael J. Dunman

Died on July 17, 2000

Age 30
Salt Lake City Police Department
Accidental: Pedestrian

Officer Dunman was struck and killed by a motorist. At 4 p.m. the 30-year-old victim was on bicycle patrol near 1500 South State when a vehicle jumped the curb and struck him from behind. Officer Dunman suffered massive head injuries and died shortly after arriving at LDS Hospital. The driver of the vehicle, an undocumented immigrant, claimed that his tires exploded and caused his vehicle to swerve onto the sidewalk where the victim was riding. Following an investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol, the suspect was charged with negligent homicide. An earlier drug charge was also reactivated. Claims of racial bias prompted support for the suspect and he was released on bail. He subsequently fled the country. Officer Dunman was married and the father of three children. He is buried in Bountiful City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Draper Police Chief Arthur “Mac” Connole.


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2 responses to “Officer Michael J. Dunman”

  1. Tony Degn says:

    To the family of Officer Dunman. May God always shine on you through your grief and loss. I had the honor to speak with Officer Dunman when I was employed at CBI Security. I remember his kindness and friendly smile. He will always be remembered by us all.

    God Bless
    Formerly OPD

  2. Sandi Dunman-Bromley says:

    Michael, You will always be remembered. We miss you and think of you every day. Thank you to everyone who has given us your love and support. We appreciate every one of you.

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