Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1984

Bret Nathan Sunner

Officer Bret Sunner was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

His 45-year-old killer was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison on January 4, 2015.

Officer Sunner had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 380

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison

Most Recent Reflection

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Bret, I knew you only to say hello to you. I was an EMT @ Mercy and a reserve police officer. We never worked together. I knew your partner very well. Your death destroyed him. He was demoted from sergeant because of domestic violence. I know it killed the chief to do it. I can not be more sorry.

Brad Harper Reserve Officer
Cedar Rapids

August 25, 2018

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