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.


  • 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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Sgt. Kieffer,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Phoenix. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 21, 2022

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