Sergeant David Joseph Kinterknecht

Sergeant David Joseph Kinterknecht

Montrose Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 2009

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David Joseph Kinterknecht

Sergeant David Kinterknecht was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

The sergeant, along with officers from the Montrose Police Department and deputies from the Montrose County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a home in the 16900 block of 64.50 Road, at 8:30 p.m., after a report of domestic violence. As the complainant was speaking to the officers, the suspect opened fire with a shotgun from a garage adjacent to the house. Sergeant Kinterknecht was struck in the chest in a location not protected by his vest.

Two other officers were also shot and wounded. The suspect then committed suicide.

Sergeant Kinterknecht had served with the Montrose Police Department for ten years. He had previously served with the Telluride Marshal's Office, San Miguel County Sheriff's Office, and Montrose County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, three stepsons, and sister.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Dear the Kinterknecht family. While I did not know David in life his lose is still felt, and it always will be. Sergeant Kinterknecht is a name every officer knows here, and is spoken of in difficulty because of it, but he is still remembered and still honored, as he always will be.

It has been nearly ten years since his sacrifice and it is still inexpressible the hole left by his death in the community. He did not leave in vain, Sergeant Kinterknecht even with his death served and protected the community, for that we are all grateful to bottom of our hearts.

He is the truest hero, acting with bravery and courage in defense of others. That is an act that takes a very special type of person.

Know he will not been forgotten, and never will be.

AnonymousCivilian Supporter

March 13, 2019

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