Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Hello my friend it has been twenty years. That came out with a book on you I got it in the mail yesterday and plan on finish up the reading of it today. I will never forget you.
Your Friend Joe A Smith. RFHS Class of 1988, EPD 2207, PCSO 2735

Joe A Smith

January 29, 2016

We remember.


February 12, 2015

Brian, your legacy lives on. Our local officers wear duty gear provided by your wife and brothers' store, KEEPRS. Today in Athens, Georgia we're thinking about your sacrifice on this day 19 years ago.

Your brothers and sisters in blue,
Athens, Georgia

January 29, 2015

It has been 19 years since that cold, tragic night. I still think about Brian often and miss the years we could have served together. Brian, your picture hangs in my office... you are still with me in spirit.

Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold
Stearns County Sheriff's Office

January 29, 2015

God Speed my friend.

Sergeant Dan Winkels
Stearns County S.O (retired)

January 29, 2015

We remember.


January 29, 2015

Was there in Sauk Rapids that night remember that call that night. Cold and yet the idea of catching these killers was only thing on my mind. Brian was great to know you. Although short we had some great times during training and off time. Remember you at dwi training with your Wendy about ready to have Katelyn. Gave to a hard time because you couldn't sit still.

Mark Arnold
Retired Waite Park

January 30, 2014

It has been many years now since that terrible night and your daughter is grown. I saw her on Fox 9 tonight and it made me cry. You were there for my daughter when you were assigned to her case at St. Bens in the weeks just before. We were is such distress and you came along and assured us you would handle things and we should not worry. We believed in you and how you made us feel. You were amazing! When we heard of the boys, the robbery, and their devastating shots to you, we were in shock. Why and how could they take the life of one so dedicated to doing good for us? You have never left my heart. I think of you often and am so greatful tonight to have found a way to leave you a message. My hope is that your daughter can see this and know how important you were in the lives of those you served. You were my hero;you still are! Nothing more ever happened in my daughter's case. We were terrified, but even in your passing, you continued to watch over her! I believe that with my entire belief system. May you find a way to let your daughter know that you never really left her side and that you have been watching over her in the same way ever since. God bless you for being there for us!

Sandi Lindstrom

January 30, 2014

Hello my friend
It is a cold January this year each day reminding me of that day. It is going to be warmer later today this must be your doing. I will never for get.
Your friend J.A .Smith


January 29, 2014

17 years. Hope all is well.


January 29, 2013

Brian- I never had the opportunity to meet you. You were called home 17 years ago today. As a Prosecutor and former cop, I honor your service and sacrifice. Please know that you have not been forgotten. I’m sure your greatest concern was always your family. Your brothers in blue have not forgotten them, or you. Our daughters are classmates, and have been teammates in the past. Katelyn is a great kid and I know you are proud of her. Rest easy- your family is safe, well and in good hands. We’ll keep the watch.

Mike Chisum
Asst. Morrison County Atty, former Officer

January 29, 2013

Police Officer
Brian David Klinefelter
St. Joseph Police Department, Minnesota EOW 01291996
Hello Brian
It has been a long time. I just want you to know that I think about you a lot and I will never forget you. Cold days in January always brings back the night you were taken.

You are missed everyday my friend.
God Bless you and your family.

I am having a shot with you right now
Your friend J.A.Smith


January 29, 2013

I know you were at the gates to greet the newest Patrol Officer to Heaven's streets. Please show him around and continue to watch over us. You are missed every day here. Until we see each other.......


November 30, 2012

I was a citizen of your town, protected by you on that cold January night. So many memories fade, as we age, but your name stays permanently etched in my thoughts, because you are a hero, and you had a profound and lasting affect on our lives. Thank you, Officer Klinefelter. And to all of you, out there, protecting and serving, thank you, and Godspeed.

Anonymous, Minnesota

March 31, 2012

Rest easy, Officer Klinefelter. We have things under control.


January 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2011

15 years, still thinking of you.


January 29, 2011

14 years have passed since you've been gone, but not a day has gone by that you haven't been thought of. Take care of yourself up there!


January 29, 2010

Hello Brian,
I miss you a lot and think of you often. Best wishes to your family and loved ones. I do not know where the time has gone 14 years. This is the first year I did not have to work, on the am of the 29th. I will not for get you, and will not stop thinking about you and your family. Miss you….


January 29, 2010

Hi Brian, just patrolling the streets here in St. Paul, MN. 18 and a little windy tonight. I just wanted to say hi. Take care my friend!

Police Officer/C. Campbell
St. Paul PD / Friend

February 14, 2009

I again was working on January 29 2009, It was busy and warmer then it had been. It is hard to think it was 13 years ago. I MISS YOU.

Pierce County WI

February 1, 2009

Think of you every night. I replay that night in my head even 13 years later. It was cold that night like tonight, but the cold didn't matter, only you. See you again.


January 29, 2009

Officer Klinefelter, you stand miles above the rest for valor
and bravery. May God watch over you and your family. You will never be forgotten.


January 29, 2009

13 years ago. Hope all is well in heaven!


January 29, 2009

Brian (& Wendy),

You are deeply missed but not forgotten. You made a great impact on everyone you met and we are better people for knowing you and your family. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. I'll always be here for your family if needed.... God bless.

Rob Mordini, Iowa State Patrol

Sgt. Rob Mordini
Iowa tate Patrol/friend

January 22, 2009

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