Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 1993

Dennis Lavelle Lund

Trooper Lund was shot and killed during a high speed pursuit on I-70. He was shot in the face as he attempted to pass the suspect to warn cars in front of the chase. Both juvenile suspects were immediately taken into custody.

Trooper Lund had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge UHP 316

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both taken into custody

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Clark and Family..

I knew Dennis when we were young together in Ogden. I hadn't seen him for many years, and when my mother called me in California (where I live now) back when Dennis lost his life, my first reaction was.. "Wait.. Dennis Lund was UHP? He's way too easy-going for that job!" But sure enough, he made the grade. and from what I read I wasn't the only person to feel that way. An awesome guy, and no doubt just as awesome at his work. So I was just reading through some old Utah news and came across your posts here and thought I'd throw in my piece, too, and let you and your family know that Dennis has not been forgotten by many of us who were fortunate to have known him and to have learned to be better people by his example. May peace and safety be with you and yours.

Al Wahlstrom - Ben Lomond '73
Former Officer - UDOC & MOWEDA

January 10, 2018

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