Police Officer Paul Dunn

Police Officer Paul Dunn

Lakeland Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Paul Dunn

Police Officer Paul Dunn was killed in a motorcycle crash on Lakeland Highlands Road, south of Lake Miriam Drive, at approximately 5:45 am.

He was en route to the police station on his department motorcycle when he struck the raised median of the roadway. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.

Officer Dunn was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Lakeland Police Department for six years and had previously served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two stepdaughters.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Paul was killed in the line of duty.

To the Dunn family, fellow officers, and all who call Paul beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Dunn gave to his community and the citizens of Florida and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 9, 2020.

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

February 14, 2020

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