Officer Arthur E. Dunn had just radioed Redding Dispatch that he was bringing in a prisoner he had arrested for drunk driving. When Dunn failed to arrive an hour later or respond to radio contact, his beat partner started a search. Dunn’s patrol car was discovered over an embankment where it had plunged after the prisoner shot the officer with a small caliber handgun he had concealed. Dunn’s killer escaped by kicking out the patrol car’s rear window but was captured nearby. Officer Dunn, 43, was a 14-vear CHP veteran and had been assigned at the Burney Resident Post for 10 years.
Officer Dunn was born on February 18, 1934 and joined the patrol in March 1963 and upon graduation from the academy he was assigned to West Los Angeles Area on July 5, 1963. State Route 89 between mile markers 36 and 41 in Shasta County was dedicated in his memory on November 4, 2002.