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Sergeant Arthur W. Koch | Fairfield Police Department, California Fairfield Police Department, California


Arthur W. Koch

Fairfield Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, July 29, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/28/1984

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Sentenced to Life

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Sergeant Koch was shot and killed after being ambushed. He had responded to a shots fired call in a residential neighborhood and had parked his car nearby. As he walked towards the scene the suspect shot him with a high-powered rifle. He succumbed to his injuries approximately nine hours later.

Sergeant Koch is survived by his wife and three children.

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I came home tonight and heard Kenny Rogers on the radio. It immediately reminded me of you and I began crying.... Sometimes the tears are hard, but good. It's nice to feel so deeply connected to you during those moments.

As I am confident you know, I am due with my first child today (although she has yet to make an arrival!). I've been thinking a lot about you and wishing that you could be here in person to share in the joy and journey. I am sure you are part of it in your own way and I feel that this very special girl is being sent to us partly because of you! Mom and family are SO excited. You would be so proud of mom - she is the most amazing grandma. Just as I am sure that you would be an amazing grandpa...

I see hummingbirds often in our garden and I think of you each time. I envision their fluttering wings as a wave from you. They will always remind me of you and I feel blessed for these frequent encounters. It calms me.

I think of you often and feel so much of you in me. I can't wait to tell my daughter about the hero that you are.

I love you so much.


September 26, 2011


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