Police Officer Sunny Ma Lov

Police Officer Sunny Ma Lov

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1990

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Sunny Ma Lov

Police Officer Sunny Lov was struck and killed by a stolen car while directing traffic around an accident scene at the North Central Expressway near Meadow Road.

The driver of a stolen vehicle drove through a line of road flares and struck Officer Lov, who was thrown 119 feet into the opposite lanes of traffic. He died at the scene.

The subject driving the vehicle was found a few hours later, after abandoning the wrecked vehicle. He was charged with murder and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officer Lov, who was fluent in six languages, escaped the killing fields of Cambodia and came to the United States to start a new life that was cut short just two years into his career with the Dallas Police Department. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge 5892

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault

directing traffic

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Last night’s tragic death of another Dallas PD officer on Central Expressway brought back many memories surrounding your equally tragic passing. It was our honor to help support your family in the aftermath, and hope that it was at least the smallest help for you at the beginning of this long journey without Sunny.
Amy and Jay Varney

Sheriff (ret) Jay Varney
Madera County Sheriff’s Office

February 13, 2021

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