Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 1993

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Dennis Lavelle Lund

Trooper Dennis Lund was shot and killed during a high-speed pursuit on I-70. He was shot in the face as he attempted to pass the suspect to warn cars in front of the chase. Both suspects were immediately taken into custody.

One suspect was a juvenile, charged as an adult, and found guilty of aggravated murder. The second subject was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Both have been paroled.

Trooper Lund had served with the Utah Highway Patrol for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two children. His brother also served with the Utah Highway Patrol.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge UHP 316

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled

vehicle pursuit

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Well Dee we did it. I am on the last 5 hours of my shift and career as a police officer. After 37 years who ever thought I would do this job twice. I turned into a desk jockey. You would be laughing your guts out seeing me sitting a desk. I guess that is what they do with the old mules huh? Dee we all miss you. Mom and Dad passed on. You know that though huh? Tell them hi and give the a big hug for me.

Thank you for keeping me safe during shift. I knew you were there, I could feel you.

Thanks, brother
Love, Clark

Utah Highway Patrol 20 years (Ret), Idaho Falls Police 17 years (Ret)

February 26, 2022

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