Officer David L. Kohler

Officer David L. Kohler

Santa Monica Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 2, 1960

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David L. Kohler

Officer David Kohler was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Cloverfield Boulevard and Michigan Avenue while he was on patrol.

Officer Kohler had served with the Santa Monica Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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I never met you Sir. I sure wish I had. I am privileged to know your children, Catherine, Robin and David. All my life Catherine has been my best friend. You have some of the most remarkable children and they love and cherish you everyday. I am so honored to be a part of your family who I love as mine. Thank you for your service sir. Your daughter Catherine is soon to retire from Los Alamitos Police Dept. I know you will be there in spirit.

Michele Hall Retired Records Supervisor
Seal Beach Police Department

July 30, 2019

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