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In Memory of Officer Donald G. Luning

September 14, 1982

It has been 25-years today and we miss you more every day.
Michael Luning
—Submitted September 14, 2007

Date of Death: September 14, 1982
Rank: Officer
Age: 31
Years of Service: 11
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 3700 Hayes Street, NE

Officer Luning and his partner were working as a tactical unit, when they spotted a stolen auto occupied by a male and a female.

When the suspects bailed out, Officer Luning chased the male to an apartment building, while his partner apprehended the female. Officer Luning caught the suspect and was attempting to handcuff him, when he suddenly began to fight and Officer Luning lost control of his weapon. The suspect pinned Officer Luning to the floor and shot him once, killing him.

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