Officer Arthur Edward Dunn

Officer Arthur Edward Dunn

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 9, 1977

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Arthur Edward Dunn

Officer Arthur Dunn was shot and killed by a prisoner he had just arrested for drunk driving and was transporting to jail. The man had managed to conceal a small caliber handgun and shot Officer Dunn from behind. Officer Dunn's cruiser went over an embankment and was located after he failed to show up at the jail. The suspect was found nearby and apprehended.

The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to nine years in prison April 26th, 1978.

Officer Dunn had served with the California Highway Patrol for 14 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 3318

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 9 years

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RIP Brother, your life was taken to soon from the ones who loved you the most. We will never let your spirit be forever forgotten.

Ssgt J.R. Dunn
USMC Military Police Ret.

July 9, 2019

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