Police Officer David Richard Loeffler

Police Officer David Richard Loeffler

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2009

David Richard Loeffler

Officer David Loeffler succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver.

He and his partner had stopped on Broadway, near Bryant Avenue, to help a drunk man who was walking in traffic. As Officer Loeffler spoke to the man in front of the patrol car another vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, struck him and the patrol car, severing one of his legs.

Officer Loeffler passed away from complications of the original injury on May 29, 2009. He had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for only six months at the time of the incident.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 4220

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 15, 1997
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
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Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

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