Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Christopher M. Dunn

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman Christopher M. Dunn

I will never forget...I love you, Chris.

Your wife,

Linda L Dunn

April 9, 2024

I was in my car on New Lagrange Rd that day. It was shortly after the shooting as police cars and ambulances were responding Code 3. Later that evening I learned what had happened. It left me with a sick feeling I carried for several days. Having grown up in Lyndon, this was the worst thing that had happened in Lyndon, that I could recall, to that point in my life (I was 23). A friend and I were talking about the event today. He owns a business in Lyndon and recalled the day well.
A few weeks later at a new job I started working with city and county police officers. As a group there wasn’t a finer bunch of guys.
RIP Officer Dunn. You are not forgotten, sir.

Bob Crawford
Louisville native

January 2, 2024

Chris ( I called him Mike) was a kind and gentle soul who brightened my life. We had a wonderful childhood together and, I am happy to say we never quarreled once! I was in the living room when he announced out loud “ I am going to be a police officer” , and, lo and behold, HE DID!! I know if God granted him one day back on earth, he would spend it being a policeman once again. My husband, Don, and Chris considered each other the brother they never had. Yes , I am his sister who still loves him beyond measure.

Winifred Marilyn Turner

April 3, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Dunn.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 3, 2019

Rest in peace Brother. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and agency.

Daryl G. Allen, MSgt
US Air Force Security Forces, Retired

April 3, 2018

My memories of you have been fondly on my mind the past several years as I age. We should be watching our grandchildren grow up. I've never remarried and I miss you more and more everyday. I still feel your breath on the back of my neck. I loved how you would brag about me to your police friends about the littlest things I would do.

I often think about what our lives together would be like if that final day had not arrived. I miss you and I will always love you.

Your loving wife

April 17, 2015

Chris I just moved back to Louisville and will be getting my Fallen Officer Tag in your honor. Lost track of Rick Morgan over the years but I'm sure he would be happy as in this small way we are keeping you with us. RIP

Jerry Sanders/ Lt. Rick Morgan
friend/(Rick) Anchorage PD

September 13, 2014

Your wife is awesome and I am so sorry you didnt get to share the rest of your life with her!

Officer Julie D. Schmidt
Louisville Metro Police Department

October 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 3, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

Patrolman Dunn, thank you for your service and dedication. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

March 25, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

Its been a little over 27 years since you volunteered for the run as backup which ended your career. However, approximately 45 days after we laid you to rest, another little child entered the world at Baptist East Hospital. On the night before he was born in May of 80, as his mother was headed to the hospital two police squad units from EMS and two police paramedic units stood by to make sure this newborn was well looked after, even before he was born. He came into the world surrounded by the support and vigilence of his new Jefferson County Family. - Today, he is currently with the Kentucky State police, just recently completing his fifth year of service and now one of 6 State detectives in the Western Part of Kentucky . He has also served as interim Public Affairs and media Relations Officer and on the marijuana Eradication Joint Strike Force last summer. But his biggest challenge he feels, lies ahead in honoring the Officer whose name he proudly wears. His middle name is "CHRISTOPHER" - Rest easy Chris, we didn't get to say goodbye but your spirit and committment are far from being forgotten - your torch was passed and is still burning with honor, today!

Ptlm 1st Class (RET)
Jefferson County Police - 1Adam 22

June 29, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

May 13, 2007

Rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. G. P. Miller

March 29, 2005

Officer Dunn was instrumental in my decision to become a law-enforcement officer. As a teenager, I worked at the Marathon gas station, on Westport Road near the Ford Truck Plant. Chris would often stop in for a chat or something to drink. He was an extremely professional Police Officer, and his untimely death effected me tremendously. I want his family to know that there are still people out here carrying Officer Dunn in our hearts, and we think of him often. I became a Trooper in 1989, which goes to show you, that when one of us goes down another is waiting to take their place.

Tpr. C.A.Perry V
Ky. State Police

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