Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; Pistol
Offender: Shot and killed
Sergeant Grunder was shot and killed by a criminal wanted on the west coast.
Sergeant Grunder was off duty driving around with his family when he noticed the suspect sitting on the steps of the St. Dominick Catholic Church at Hartford Road and Echodale Avenue. Knowing how dangerous the suspect was he parked his family a long distance away and went to a pay phone to call for assistance. At the same time he noticed a marked patrol car and flagged him down. As Sergeant Grunder and the officer approached the suspect he produced a pistol and shot Sergeant Grunder in the chest killing him instantly. The officer returned fire killing the suspect.
Sergeant Grunder had been with the agency for 12 years.