Corporal Lawrence R. Cadena was shot and killed during an undercover narcotics investigation.
As the investigation began, one of the suspects opened Corporal Cadena’s car door and shot him in the abdomen, chest, and arms. A gun battle ensued between the shooters and other officers.
One assailant was shot and killed; two others were wounded. One of the wounded was sentenced to death and one to life. The suspect sentenced to death was executed on August 14, 2002.
Corporal Cadena had served with the Dallas Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by three children.