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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

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

December 2, 2008


I played in your golf tournament today. I was honored to be a part of it. One never knows when it's their time. Yours was too short, but the lord has a plan for all fo us. Rest in peace, brother.


July 14, 2008

I cold night on patrol to think about you, not much going on just came into patrol office to send in a little note. 12 years ago and I still think about you and that will not stop. Thank you for being a great person.

Deputy J.A.Smith 2735
Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. WI

January 30, 2008


I hope that things are going well with "KEEPRS."

Maj M. B. Parlor

January 29, 2008

Today is the 12th anniversary of your LODD. You are missed, but not forgotten.


January 29, 2008


St. James PD (MN)

January 29, 2008



January 26, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2007

I remember the poem written about you and St. Peter. I remember how you are a shooting star and how if one is seen it is you backing another officer. I see a shooting star at night and know you are there still backing us that now hold the watch here. We all miss you.

Prairie Island PD Friend

October 31, 2007

Though I never knew you personally I think of your sacrifice often. I remember attending your funeral service and realizing what a brave hero you were. Gone but not forgotten. You will be remembered for your sacrifice forever.

Officer Randy Brown
Spring Lake Park PD

February 8, 2007

Officer Klinefelter

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergenat V. T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

January 29, 2007

11 years ago today you were taken from us. We still remember you.

Officer Dave Windels
Elk River PD

January 29, 2007

The Law Enforcement Prayer
by Dan Lovin
Our Father who art in Heaven
In a few minutes I will assume my daily beat.
Facing the unknown but being closer to Thee than ever before.
Hallowed be Thy name
Even in the face of death and crime, Thou art everywhere to guide me.
I will fear no evil.
Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me.
Thy will be done
Thy will, not mine shall be done.
Do not let me be selfish.
O Lord, if you choose to take me, let me die as a man in order that another man may live.
On earth as it is in Heaven
Let me be a guide here on earth to those who are misguided and lost.
Help me to help those who are in need of help in order that we all may be worthy of Thy Kingdom in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
Especially those who live in poverty and misery
And forgive us our trespasses
I am a sinner. O Lord let me never forget that I am no better than my fellow men.
Let me never forget that by Thy grace I am on the right side of the law.
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Forgive those who despise me and the uniform which represents the law and order.
Forgive them for they do not know better.
I have forgiven them.
Lead us not into temptation
Make me strong for I am only human.
Deliver me from hate and jealousy and from wanting something I should not have in your eyes.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and glory
Let me be no judge or jury.
Let me be impartial.
Let me be just and fair.
Forever and ever, Amen.

Joshua Loahr #2755
Colorado Springs PD

May 21, 2006

Brian, I am working an off-duty job and saw a beautiful sunset, it reminded me of the sunset in Colorado Springs, CO when we tested for jobs. We went hiking in the mountains and you talked about how great and beautiful it was up there. Now you watch all of us officers above the mountain tops from sea to shining sea...........Thinking of you brother.

Police Officer / C. Campbell
SPPD / Friend

May 2, 2006

10 years ago today. You're still remembered.

MN Sheriff's Office

January 29, 2006

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found a peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now, He set me free.


January 29, 2005


I know your still keeping the streets safe in heaven. Keep it up buddy, you are missed.

Sergeant Thomas D. Roy
Sauk Rapids PD

January 29, 2005

Yet another year has passed. You are not forgotten.


January 29, 2005

Thank you for your service Officer Klinefelter. You have not been forgotten

January 29, 2005

I went to school with Brian befor he moved out of River Falls WI. Brain was and always will be a friend. One other classmate of Brian and mine is a officer in the River Falls Police Department. There is not a day that goes buy that both of us don't think of Brian. He was one of the greats guys I have ever meet.

Deputy Joe A Smith
Pierce County Sheriff's Department WI

June 2, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 26, 2004

Another year goes by but you are still remembered Brain. Your memorial pin is worn by many of my friends along with myself. You will never be forgotten brother..........



January 30, 2004

Eight years ago tonight. The weather is about the same, my friend. No matter the temperature, it will always be a cold night. You are remembered. We still have the watch.



January 29, 2004

I never knew you Brian, but your memory is sure alive in this area. I visited your grave site for the first time with a Deputy and was in total amazement as to how beautiful it is. Thank you for your service and your memory will continue to live on in many people's hearts.

Reserve Officer
Central MN

January 5, 2004

I never knew you, yet the night I saw your picture on the news, I cried. Your photo and smile in your uniform says it all! I believe that if we had known each other, we would have been great friends. We are the same age and have been doing the same job for the same amount of time. I have your picture up with other fallen officers, yet feel your passing much deeper. I pray your death is never in vain and that your wife and child never forget you. GOB BLESS YOU BRIAN!


December 28, 2003

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