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Sergeant David Martin Kieffer | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona


David Martin Kieffer

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 2014

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 5/7/1977

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in crash

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Sergeant Kieffer died on May 21, 1997, from injuries he had sustained on May 7, 1977, when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. His vehicle was struck as he was responding to an emergency call. The drunk driver was killed in the incident. 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.

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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
May 21, 2016


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