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SLCPD to Dedicate 7th Fallen Officer Plaque Friday

In Memoriam: Officer Michael J. Dunman

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May 16, 2013 — Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department will dedicate a plaque in memory of an officer killed in the line of duty 13 years ago.

The bronze marker honors the sacrifice of Officer Michael J. Dunman, who was on bicycle patrol near 1500 South State Street when a vehicle jumped the curb and struck him from behind. Dunman suffered massive head injuries and died shortly after arriving at LDS Hospital. His killer, who fled the country after being released from jail, remains at large.

Sponsored by retired SLCPD Captain Zane Smith, it is the seventh memorial plaque installed by the Salt Lake City Police History Project. The Department wishes to thank Dave Morris for granting permission to install Dunman’s plaque on the Piper Down Pub.

WHO: Members of Officer Dunman’s family
  Chief Chris Burbank
  Robert Kirby, Author, “End of Watch: Utah’s Murdered Police Officers”
  Zane Smith, SLCPD, Captain, Retired
  SLC Police History Project
WHAT: Dedication of memorial plaque for Fallen Officer Michael Dunman
   
WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013
   
WHERE: Piper Down Pub1492 S. State StreetSalt Lake City, UT 84115

 

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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