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Police Officer Brian David Klinefelter

St. Joseph Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, January 29, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian David Klinefelter

Remembering you today, sir.


January 29, 2022

Always remember the fallen heroes keep watch out for each other I may not always be around but when I am know you can count on crow to peck out the evils of this world whether it be here or there no matter what our spirits shall rise again an we will see each other sgaimmmm again knowing inevitably in the name of jesus christ we pray for everlasting life GRANTED by the presence of god. Love is all we need. Love <peep> aka krobando aka kroe aka great grandson of wyatt Earp. Love /// kro reeves \\\ this spliffs for you brother <3

Kro Reeves / homeless

October 24, 2021

Officers like you are the reason I got into Law Enforcement after getting out of the Army. The integrity to service and unwaivering dedication to safeguarding your community are qualities that are to be admired. Rest easy Brother, I hope to meet you on the other side one day.

Atlanta Police Department

August 16, 2021

Time slips by, but your memory remains.


February 25, 2021

Time slips by, but your memory remains.


January 29, 2021

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


United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2021

It is hard to believe that another year has gone by. R.I.P. Brian


January 28, 2021

Just saw your story on ID Discovery. Walk the streets of Heaven, you did your job on earth hero.

Chief of Police (Retired) Frank Conway
La Grange Police Department

November 23, 2020

Still keeping you and your family in my thoughts. RIP


February 4, 2020

Remembering a Mn.Hero today, thinking of his family, co-workers, and friends. Gone, but never forgotten.

Jim P Bowe

January 29, 2020

I just started watching this story on Discovery ID. This is heart breaking. We owe so very much to our law enforcement officers who face violence and disrespect every day for meager pay and long hours. May God bless and protect them and their families. God has blessed us with the service they give to their communities. It’s way past time for people of good will to actually “back the badge” in whatever community we live in.

Robert Stewart
Concerned citizen

January 27, 2020

Rest easy sir, your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten...

NREMT-I Glenn Helmly
Chatham County EMS

January 25, 2020

I watched the story on the ID channel.
This bring back a lot of pain for me.
I lost my LE partner/father-in-law on 14 May 2007.
He was shot and killed during a traffic stop also.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of him.
But I know that he is with you in Gods kingdom and one day we will meet again....
Rest in peace my brother in blue.
You are not forgotten.

Carmine Damato
Retired SC State Constable

January 3, 2020

Such a handsome young father and peace officer. Rest in peace Officer Klinefelter.

Kathleen Moore

January 3, 2020

I watched the story about you and what happened on the ID Network tonight. Although outnumbered, you did your best from stopping those savages from hurting anyone else and stopping them. You did your job and didn’t hesitate. You were alone and had to make a brave decision with the safety of the community on your mind and not letting them get away with limited back up and bad weather conditions. I respect the brave decision you made.

Seeing how much your wife loved and still loves you was heartbreaking. Continue to look over her as she attempts to move on with her new life.

God Speed.

DC Metropolitan Police

January 2, 2020

Just watched a documentary-style television show about this incident. Very sad. Rest in peace, hero.

Detective Courtien
Yonkers PD

January 2, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Klinefelter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 31, 2019

It’s -23 below right now...coincidentally the same number of years you’ve been gone. Send warmth!


January 29, 2019

Another year. I can’t believe it’s been 22 of them already.


January 29, 2018

Take care, sir.


January 29, 2017

Still think about you.
River Falls Wisconsin
Classmate Friend


January 29, 2017

Thank you for your example of service to others. God bless and Rest In Peace.

Mr. J Raymond

January 29, 2017

Brian I never met you, but you and I grew up in the same town in the same area 9 years apart. We both were members of the same church. We went to the same schools in St Cloud. We both graduated from Apollo High School. We both got our LE degrees at the same school. We both were hired for our first law enforcement jobs in small towns in central MN. The man that was kidnapped at gunpoint is a dear friend of mine that has cut my hair for the past 45 years. Your story and the story of my barber both were featured on the front page of the St Cloud Times today. The man that shot you was killed by a Deputy Sheriff that night. The other two suspects were convicted of 1st degree murder of a police officer and will never see the light of day. After your death the people of the State of MN and Law Enforcement Officers from across the country did everything they could to help your wife and daughter. I remember the day of your funeral. I was then a Wright County Deputy Sheriff working patrol. I volunteered to assist Stearns County and take calls for service in the eastern part of the county so all the Stearns County deputies could go to your funeral. I remember being parked on the overpass at I94 in St Augusta watching hundreds of squad cars headed westbound....I will never for get that.

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Benn retired 8-4-15
Wright County Sheriff's Office, MN

January 31, 2016

I remember you as a St. Joesph police officer when I was a student at St. John's University. You were always friendly with a smile on your face. You made an outsider from the Chicago inner-city feel welcome and home in central Minnesota. Although we never became acquaintances, I felt like I lost a friend.

SJU Johnnie
SJU student

January 30, 2016

Officer Klinefelter although we never met I have been blessed to learn of you through a touching gesture towards my department in your honor. For the past 2 years on this date an annonymous woman has entered our station arms filled with pastries and other treats along with a card thanking us for our service in honor of your memory. I have been working on both occasions and yet have not had the opportunity to meet this kind woman. RIP sir you have left your mark.

Sgt. Robert P. Ullrich
Lewiston Maine Police Department

January 30, 2016

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