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Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 1993

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Reflections for Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Rest in peace Mr dad

Carson loveless

February 3, 2024

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


It has been awhile. Your sweetheart Brenda passed on in the spring. Mom passed away in June Dad left us yesterday. What a reunion. Time has gone by so fast. Give everybody there a hug for me.

Clark L Lund
Idaho Falls Police (RET Utah Highway Patrol)

September 11, 2021

Dee I never knew you but I met your little brother Clark in DC. Knowing another brother was going thru what I was helped me every day till I retired in 2015. Us little brothers look up to big brothers, I know Clark missed you just as I miss Steve. Now I’m retired for both of us. The memory of you and Clark will be with me till I step off this mortal coil.

Retired Trooper Stu Frink
Washington State Patrol surviving brother/coworker

January 2, 2021

“ uncle “ Dee, I have so many amazing memories of you, I miss you so much. A couple weeks before you were so violently taken from us, Auntie Brenda was doing my hair and you came in from working in the yard, you made some toast but didn’t put anything on it and when I asked why you were eating dry toast you told me you were trying to drop a few pounds. The night you were taken from us is the worst. Our families will always be close and have amazing memories but you are and always will be missed. You were the best uncle ever.

Sara Smartt

August 11, 2020

Thank you Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund, for giving me first aid and being so kind so many years ago, on I-70 in UTAH , the strange thing was when I got back to California a friend of my father knew his family and she remembered him as a boy when she lived in utah she said he was a very good kid'' Such a horrible loss to everyone, I will never forget you for your kind and caring act that day Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund

Accident victim

April 30, 2019

Even though we have the same name, we are not related in the blood sense, however we are family because of the profession that we share. RIP Trooper Lund, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer S. Lund
Casper PD, WY

March 12, 2019

Just read the article on KSL about Mr. Pearson wanting parole. I served as a LEO for 27 years, am very glad to be out. I had no idea the stress that came with the job until I retired.
I have seen the roadside marker several times and it makes my heart hurt thinking of the families involved. I started my career with Provo PD in 1992 and remember when this occurred. It made me think everytime I left my family to go to work, they may never see me again.

Sam Hunter-retired
Provo PD

August 1, 2018

Clark and Family..

I knew Dennis when we were young together in Ogden. I hadn't seen him for many years, and when my mother called me in California (where I live now) back when Dennis lost his life, my first reaction was.. "Wait.. Dennis Lund was UHP? He's way too easy-going for that job!" But sure enough, he made the grade. and from what I read I wasn't the only person to feel that way. An awesome guy, and no doubt just as awesome at his work. So I was just reading through some old Utah news and came across your posts here and thought I'd throw in my piece, too, and let you and your family know that Dennis has not been forgotten by many of us who were fortunate to have known him and to have learned to be better people by his example. May peace and safety be with you and yours.

Al Wahlstrom - Ben Lomond '73
Former Officer - UDOC & MOWEDA

January 10, 2018

Dee, I went to another police funeral yesterday. A co-worker, friend and fellow officer passed away from natural causes. The funeral brought back a lot of memories some good some sad. Still think of you. Thanks for watching over us.

Officer Clark Lund
Idaho Falls. Dee is my brother

March 8, 2017

Just wondering what you up to BIG brother. Teaching DARE now. Your story comes up every class I teach.
Love and miss you. We would have been retired togather by now like we planned.

Officer Clark Lund
Idaho Falls HE is my brother

January 25, 2017

The years go by, but heroes are never forgotten. Rest in peace brother, you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 16, 2015

Hello big brother and HERO. Just checking in and saying hello.

Sr Patrolman Clark Lund
Idaho Falls Police HE is MY brother!!

May 28, 2015

Hi big brother. I think of you everyday and I miss you every day. I know you are with me and are my protector. I'm not sure though if it's you, Lyle, or Garry teasing me! Miss you lots!

Younger Sister

January 15, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 21, 2012

Thank you sir for your Heroism and dedication, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 20, 2012

My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the family of Trooper Lund. This is the first time I ever looked up the officer whose life was taken by two boys I once knew. It makes me so angry to think of all the lives ruined by their sheer stupidity and cowardice. I am sorry for what they have done and want to say it makes me ashamed to be from the same town. I want to thank Dennis Lund for his service and ulimate sacrifice...who knows how many more innocent people could have been hurt by them if not for this brave and dedicated man.

Amanda L
formerly of Delphi, IN

June 16, 2011

It seems like only yesterday you were still with us. Life skipped a beat and has never been the same. I know you are still with us as we keep our fun times we had and memories alive.
I have written down everything I know about you so I will never forget you.
I miss you a lot!!!! I look forward to seeing you!!!!!

Judy Lund

April 13, 2011

I just wanted to write to say that my husband and I were traveling through Utah and saw the cross with your name on it.
I just looked up how you died. What a tragedy. I lost my cousin who was a Law Enforcement Officer. He was severly beaten and shot with his own gun, I know the pain that your family is feeling.
I look up to all police officers would love to be one myself to protect and serve as so many do.
Thank you so much for all that you did and for what all police officers do today to keep us safe. they truly do not get enough credit.
I love you even though I never knew you.

Kristy H
no relation

October 1, 2010

Trooper Dennis Lavelle Lund ''
That you for stopping the bleeding from my bad head wound on I-70 east of PRICE UTAH on 6-4-1993''' The big Rig that lost its brakes and fliped over and crashed, going 85 mph '' Also thank you for your kind and caring demener
I will always remember you'' God Bless your Soul'''
Chip T Garcia
Sacramento ,CA

Chip Garcia

August 20, 2010

I was involved in very bad accident on I-70 and I had a very bad head wound etc and Trooper Lund arrived at the accident, I remember him saying that he worked as a EMT in a ambulance at one time''' He gave me first aid and stopped the bleeding
Well I bled all over his uniform ,He did not complain at all''' He was very caring to me ''' I remember thinking that he was to nice to be a policeman'' This was just before he was killed in the summer of 1993'' If there is a heaven I know Dennis Lund is there'' Thank you Officer Dennis Levelle Lund God Bless You'''
Chip Garcia,Sacramento CA


August 20, 2010

Getting ready to head to "The Lake" and wishing you could be there with us.


July 30, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. It has been 17 years since you were called away but I know those that love you think of you every day and carry your loving memories in their hearts. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones.

"It's not the years in your life that count; It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 16, 2010

driving through utah saw the cross in honor of Dennis i read about his tragic death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family...such a sad waste of life for this handsome man. What an honor to have his memory live on with the memorial!!

mary j

May 12, 2010

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