Trooper Duane L. Grundy

Trooper Duane L. Grundy

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 1990

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Duane L. Grundy

Trooper Grundy was struck and killed by a vehicle at 0210 hours while conducting a traffic stop on the Will Rogers Turnpike near the Craig County - Ottawa County line. As he was standing outside of his vehicle he was struck by a passing motorist and knocked into the stopped vehicle.
Trooper Grundy had been with the agency for 14 years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 597

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol remembers trooper killed in line of duty 30 years ago

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 KFOR News

CRAIG COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is remembering a trooper who died in the line of duty 30 years ago.

On April 11, 1990, around 2:10 a.m., Trooper Duane Grundy was on routine patrol on the Will Rogers Turnpike in far northeastern Oklahoma, near the Craig-Ottawa County line.

Grundy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a burned out headlamp.

As Grundy exited his vehicle and walked up to the vehicle to write down its tag number, he was struck by a pickup driven by 82-year-old James A. Grundy, of Joplin, Missouri.

The two were not related.

OHP says the force of the impact knocked Duane Grundy into the vehicle he had stopped.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Duane Grundy joined the OHP in 1976.

Retired Police Officer

April 14, 2020

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