Chad Gunter

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Anchorage resident Chad LaRoy Gunter, 35, died April 11, 2007, in Anchorage.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday with service at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God church, corner of 15th and C streets. A graveside sevice with full military honors will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Officiating is Chaplain Burt McQueen.
Chad was born Aug. 5, 1971, in Livermore, Calif., to Margaret Leeann and Lee Roy Gunter. He moved with his family to Alaska when he was 4 years old.
Chad graduated from Dimond High School in 1989 and directly entered the Army, 101st Airborne Division. He was a decorated combat veteran and served proudly in the First Gulf War and was honorably discharged in 1994.
Chad was accepted into the Anchorage Polce Academy directly following his military service. He graduated first in his police academy class and achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. While at the department, he received many honors and achieved the status of detective. He considered serving on the SWAT team and teaching at the Academy the best parts of his job.
Chad is survived by his three sons, Christopher, Connor and Cole; his mother, Leeann; his sisters, Beth Edmands and Laurie Wade; nieces, Mariah Godes, Megan Fleming and Emily Wade; and nephew, Camden Wade, all of Anchorage.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chad Gunter Memorial Account for his three sons at any branch of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, account #1321737.
Friends who would like to send condolences may mail them to: 6415 Markstrom Drive, #C, Anchorage, AK 99504.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 17, 2007