Trooper Dennis “Dee” Lund

June 16, 1993

“Dee” Lund joined the Protective Services Section of the Utah Highway Patrol in 1986. He was promoted to Trooper in 1987 and transferred to field operations at Hanksville. He later moved to Green River, Emery County. On June 16, 1993, he was assisting other officers who were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle on Interstate 70. During the high-speed pursuit of the vehicle, three Troopers were fired upon. One of the rounds passed through the windshield of Trooper Lund’s patrol car, striking him in the head and killing him. Two suspects were later arrested and convicted of his murder.

In 2004 I found this memorial at N 38.92076 W 110.43143, at the San Rafael Reef Rest Area on Interstate 70, I recently found that it has been moved to 81 East Main Street in Green River.