It is not how these officers died that made them heroes ... It is how they lived.
Officer Lyndon F. King
EOW March 1st, 1982
Officer Lyndon F King began his career as a Reserve Officer in 1973. He became a full time office on July 7th, 1976. On March 1st, 1982, he became the first Grand Prairie Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty. Officer King was investigating an accident on Interstate 30 near the N. W. 7th Street overpass. He was killed in an accident when a drunk driver struck his squad car from the rear, sending it into a spin, striking Officer King. Officer King is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his son, Michael, who was 18 months old at the time of his line of duty death.
Sergeant Gregory L. Hunter
EOW June 18th, 2004
Sergeant Gregory L. Hunter began his law enforcement career with the Grand Prairie Police Department on January 4th, 1973. He was the city's first African-American Officer to be commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. On Friday, June 18th, 2004, Sergeant Hunter was mortally wounded while he and Officer Bruce Seix investigated a suspicious vehicle at Wall-Mart. Sergeant Hunter was ambushed by the suspect who opened fired as he emerged from behind a curtain inside the van. Sergeant Hunter is survived by his wife Denise and their daughter Erin.