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Sergeant David Joseph Kinterknecht | Montrose Police Department, Colorado Montrose Police Department, Colorado


David Joseph Kinterknecht

Montrose Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant David Kinterknecht was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

The sergeant, along with officers from the Montrose Police Department and deputies from the Montrose County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a home in the 16900 block of 64.50 Road, at 8:30 p.m., after a report of domestic violence. As the complainant was speaking to the officers, the suspect opened fire with a shotgun from a garage adjacent to the house. Sergeant Kinterknecht was struck in the chest in a location not protected by his vest.

Two other officers were also shot and wounded. The suspect then committed suicide.

Sergeant Kinterknecht had served with the Montrose Police Department for ten years. He had previously served with the Telluride Marshal's Office, San Miguel County Sheriff's Office, and Montrose County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, three stepsons, and sister.

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There is not a day that goes by that I wish I could pick up the phone and call my best friend. Everything I do in life, I do to make you proud. From graduating high school with a 4.0 to choosing my career in college. During rodeo I ride for you and strive to be the best I can be.
To this day I remember seeing you at the fair, hours before your life was taken. Your big blue eyes had that loving twinkle. You always looked so handsome in your uniform.
Anyone who knew you was blessed. To have had you as my father was the best thing a little girl could have in life. Now that you are my guardian angel, I know I am always protected.

December 6, 2016


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