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Patrolman Gustave J. Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

Patrolman

Gustave J. "Gus" Lund

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Monday, August 25, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 8/25/1924

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Lund was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of South Street and East Street. A construction vehicle pulling a trailer full of bricks was making a turn at the intersection. Patrolman Lund, not seeing the trailer, stepped off the curb behind the truck and was crushed underneath the trailer.

Patrolman Lund had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife, three daughters, and six sons.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 13, 2013

 

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