Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Richard Loeffler

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer David Richard Loeffler

Rest in peace Officer Loeffler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 17, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018


So many of your visions came true from those long nights we used to talk. The dreams we shared for our own lives. I'm so ever grateful that I knew you. A million miles away from then. I still miss your smile, your out look on life, your laugh! When you can pick a voice on the radio from a thousand others... you were something special. Love and miss you always.


June 25, 2018

I think of you often Dave. Your memory still lives on in those of us who knew you.

Officer Donette Sassman
Sioux City Ia Police Dept. Formerly Mpls PD.

May 29, 2018

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

May 29, 2015

Thank you for your service. Rest in piece my friend

Don Hedbany

February 20, 2015

You were a good man. You life forever changed I a brief moment in time. You faced adversity with honor and dignity. I am proud to call you brother. I will always remember you and love you. God bless

Sgt. Dan Wulff retired

May 30, 2014

God stuck you in my head today. Remembering your gentle soul and determination in life, but most of all your beaming smile.

Retired Sergeant Pamela Wheeler Hanson
Minneapolis PD

March 2, 2014

Dave, four years ago today we lost you here on earth, but your spirit and legacy continues to live on through your family and friends. You are missed every day!

Do me a favor and take Sammie for a nice, long run on those golden streets today!

Love you always,

Denise Held
Significant Other

May 29, 2013

Thinking of you and your family. You are my hero.

Sgt. Mike Quinn - Retired
Minneapolis PD - David's Academy Supervisor

December 15, 2012

Dave, I still can't believe it has been 3 years since you left this world. You are loved and missed every day by me and all of your family and friends! Your courage and perserverance in the face of your tragic accident stays with me even today. I am a better person for having known and loved you. I smile when I picture you running up and down every golden street in heaven, laughing and joking with all your brothers in blue. Rest easy my love.

Denise Held
Significant Other

May 29, 2012

I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 1hird 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 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

May 29, 2012

Dave, we miss you so much! We think about you all the time... May you be resting in peace.

Heather Anderson

May 29, 2011

To Officer David R. Loeffler, his family and his fellow officers with the Minneapolis Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer David Loeffler’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Loeffler and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 29, 2010

I knew Dave in high school. We worked at a nursing home in the dietary dept. He showed his amazing gift of passion and caring even then. He and his friend Eric (who also became a cop) used to play cops in the kitchen after everyone was gone. He was a riot to watch. Hiding behind the counter, sneaking around corners...I was quite surprised to hear of his accident all those years ago, and terribly saddened to hear of his passing just today. My condolences to his family. I wish I had stayed in touch with him over the years. Goodbye David.

Gayle Mueller
Friend before he became a cop

May 25, 2010

It will be an honor to ride in your name on May 9th - May 12th 2010.

Cpl. Deroian
Medford Twp. (NJ)

March 24, 2010

Even though I didnt know you very well in your short time with MPD, I knew you would have become a great cop--just because of how you did your job here. I have seen you a few times over the years and you always remembered me. I was honored to be at your funeral and am sorry you were in pain for 12 years because of a drunk driver.
You went onto law school and I hear you excelled at that too...didn't surprise me.
I will be there for you in DC next year when they put your name on the wall. Rest in peace now, Dave.

Officer Lynn Cronquist
Minneapolis PD

July 29, 2009

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13


July 25, 2009

Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Loeffler. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

July 21, 2009

I first met Dave in a legal ethics class in law school and immediately loved him! I was taking the class with my best friend and Dave didn't know anyone in the class; however, Dave immediately became part of our little group. He had so much energy and charisma and always made me laugh. We quickly became friends outside of the classroom too. My favorite story of Dave is when we went bowling with a large group of my girlfriends (one of whom I was trying to set him up with) and none of them knew he used to be a police officer. As we are bowling, he simply pulls out his gun and scares everyone we were with! It was a hoot and he thought it was hilarous to see the shock value!

I haven't had contact with Dave in about 5 years, but still feel an immense amount of sadness at his passing. I know he struggled with immense pain and he now he is pain free and able to run like he always should have been. Dave is a hero - both for his police work and for the love and spirit he shared with all. I'll see you in heaven Dave.

Angela Poth, Ass.Dist.Atty
Law School Friend

July 13, 2009

David Loeffler was true hero that dedicated his life to helping others. Thank you will always be remembered. Rest in Peace.


June 22, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

June 14, 2009

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

June 14, 2009

My sympathies to all who were affected by this tragedy. Your service to your community is appreciated by all of us. May God bless you and the survivors of your family. Rest in peace brother.......AC

Pennsylvania State Police

June 12, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Loeffler as well as the brotherhood at Minneapolis Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

June 12, 2009

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