Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1984

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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

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I grew up across the street in Clear Lake from Bret's mom and dad. They were Gordon and Bonnie Sunner, with a golden retriever named Bo. Though I never knew Bret because I turned 4 years old on the day that his life was unfairly taken away, I knew of his story. We must find comfort knowing that his mom , dad, and Bo are with him now. Though he was taken from this earth at a young age under difficult and unfair circumstances, we should find comfort knowing they are together forever. God rest you and find peace!

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Neighbors of parents

May 15, 2022

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