Sergeant David Martin Kieffer

Sergeant David Martin Kieffer

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 21, 1997

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David Martin Kieffer

Sergeant David Kieffer died on May 21st, 1997, from injuries he had sustained on May 7th, 1977, when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver at N. 16th Street and E. McDowell Road.

The drunk driver was also killed in the crash.

The crash left Sergeant Kieffer as a quadriplegic and he died as a result of complications of injuries sustained in the crash.

Sergeant Kieffer is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2014

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 7, 1977
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in crash

drunk driver, routine driving

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Thank you, Mr. Kieffer, for trying to help me with my math when I was a kid. You were a good neighbor and great example of a family man. I thought of you often after I put the badge on.

Rest in peace,
Semper Fidelis,

Mike Tadano

Sgt. (former) Mike Tadano
USVAPD, AZ DPS

May 21, 2016

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