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Detective Sergeant George Kaltenberger

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, June 12, 1941

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant George Kaltenberger

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Kaltenberger.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 12, 2018

Det. Sgt. Kaltenberger,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army on the Mexican Border and in Europe during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 12, 2017

76 years have passed and you are still in our thought and hearts. God Bless You and your Family as we take time to remember you sir.

Thanks for your service.

Officer Paladino/1765
Colorado Springs Police Department

June 9, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Kaltenberger. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Det. Sgt. Kaltenberger - Three weeks ago, on a very rainy Friday, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten.

Thank you for you service to the people of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 7, 2010

You served honorably and proudly, thank you.


May 15, 2009

"If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end"


October 17, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 16, 2008

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero

Detective Sgt Kaltenberger, you served this city as a brave man and we thank you for your service and dedication to making it safer.

Wife of a CSPD Officer

June 26, 2007

Detective Sergeant Kaltenberger, you will forgotten. R.I.P.


December 16, 2006

Many thanks for your dedication to the City of Colorado Springs.

Citizen of the Springs

December 8, 2006

God bless you

November 18, 2006

Thank you for your many years of service and for your sacrifice, Sergeant.

A Citizen

May 9, 2006

George served in the first world war and was instrumental in capturing the Danny Daniels Gang (a well known band of safe burners). Kaltenberger, armed with a Thompson submachine gun, loaded with a drum of 100 cartridges, forced the surrender of the barricaded gang from a store in downtown Colorado Springs. He later becomes a valued member of the department's detective squad.

Ironically, his death illustrates the inherent everyday dangers associated with a life in law enforcement.

Officer Joe Bonomo
Colorado Springs Police Department

To the family of my fallen comrade,

My name is Christopher M. Hess and I am the son of a 24-year veteran of the Easton, Pennsylvania Police Department. It is with great sadness and grief that I learn of the death of your love one. Whenever a brother or sister falls in the line of duty, it always has a profound and lasting effect on me.

Although my father was and “inside” officer for his last 14 years of service, I often feared for not only his safety, but also for the men and women who serve along side of him. Being a police officer in this day and age is the most difficult job out there. Your loved one has paid the ultimate price protecting the citizens of your community as well as the entire country from those who have now regard for humanity. Please know that there are many other people who are sharing in your pain and grief at this very moment, for when one of our own pays the ultimate price, a little bit of us passes with them. Your loved one is a hero who will never be forgotten. I realize that the pain and grief may seem too great to handle, but feel comforted by knowing that is an extended family out here who support you and are praying for your comfort, safety, and well being. Your family will always be in my family’s mind and prayers. We wish you peace in handling the rough times ahead. May God grant you a speedy closure.

Respectfully yours,

The Hess family in Easton, Pennsylvania

Chris Hess

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