Sergeant David Martin Kieffer

Sergeant David Martin Kieffer

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 21, 1997

David Martin Kieffer

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 at N. 16th Street and E. McDowell Road. 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.


  • 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, emergency response

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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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