Police Officer David L. Van Meter

Police Officer David L. Van Meter

Minneapolis Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1977

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David L. Van Meter

Officer Van Meter was killed in an automobile accident while en route to the city-county airport. His vehicle left the roadway during a heavy rain storm.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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David Leroy Van Meter "Minneapolis 45"

That name and number will forever be in my heart.
I loved you then and I love you still, I will always love you.
On the week set aside for the memory of those taken too soon,
I will be there, standing in front of Panel 28E; to reflect of the times we shared,
I will press a kiss upon your name, the last on line 12.
I will share the joys of your daughter and 3 granddaughters.
You were denied the honor of holding and watching grow.
That one day we shall share together again, hand in hand.

I miss you so much!

Dawn L. (Lester) Hackett
Retired, Eliot Police Department, Eliot Maine

November 18, 2018

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