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Police Officer David W. Riddlesperger | Fultondale Police Department, Alabama Fultondale Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

David W. Riddlesperger

Fultondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 32

Cause: Heart attack

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Police Officer David Riddlesperger suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving a convicted felon with a gun.

Towards the end of his shift his patrol car left the roadway and struck a building along Decatur Highway at approximately 6:00 am. Several employees inside the of the building attempted to pull him from the vehicle but were unable to. Responding rescue units transported him to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Riddlesperger had served with the Fultondale Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Birmingham Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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I attended your memorial dedication today where your name was added to the fallen Officers wall outside the Jefferson County Court House. I spoke with your wife and sons. Your boys have grown into men and you would be so proud of them. I still can't get over how good men die so young, but I know God had a plan for you. I just heard a Birmingham Police Officer was killed in the line of duty an hour ago. It never get's easier hearing this kind of news, no matter how old we are. We still miss you David, and we will never forget you.

Detective David Davis
Fultondale Police Department / Birmingham Police retired
May 11, 2014


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