Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David Joseph Kinterknecht

Montrose Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant David Joseph Kinterknecht

Hi babe, Our beautiful grandson Conrad David was born Friday, March 26, 2010. He is so handsome! I wish you could have been here to see him. He is going to miss out on so much not having his Papa Dave here. But he will have his older brother here to tell him about you. Fabian still talks about you and even though he was only 2, he still asks for you. I will help them remember always and you will always be a part of who they are. I love you David and miss you so much. I still feel you here, you will be with me always. I love you babe.

Kathy Kinterknecht

March 30, 2010

Hi babe, we had the award ceremony today and I accepted your Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor on your behalf. God I wish you were here. I have tried to honor you in everything that I do. I pray everyday that I have and that you would be proud. I miss you so much and I wish you were here. Most of the time I still can't believe that you are not coming home and then it hits me that you are not and I really just can't stand it. I miss you more than anything and love you with all of my heart. Always and Forever. Love your wife, Kathy

Kathy Kinterknecht

March 3, 2010

Hi babe, it has been 6 months today since the day you were taken away from me. I miss you so much. Life is so hard without you. It is so unfair, we all love you and struggle everyday trying to figure out how to keep moving on without you. You are here with me everyday, I hear your voice, and can still feel your arms around me. Thank you babe for loving me and sharing your life with me. I will love you always and forever.

Kathy Kinterknecht

January 25, 2010

Blessed is the shepherd.

If the legacy of a man is the love he has left in his wake, then your husband must have been remarkable indeed.

You honor him greatly with your words.

Prayers and respect to you Mrs. Kinterknecht.

Shane, OIG Investigator
Louisiana Office of Inspector General

January 12, 2010

Hi babe, Just got home after spending Christmas with your Mom and Sister. I remember when you told me that we were going to your sister's house this year for Christmas. You were so excited and said that we were going to have the perfect Christmas. It did not turn out that way babe, how can anything ever be perfect again without you? You should have been by my side for the drive out, we should have been together. I know you were with me but it is not the same. I miss your touch, your eyes, your smile - I miss everything about you. Christmas was as perfect as can be without you, we talked about you all day. You are so missed. I missed spending anytime with Andrea and Amanda this Christmas, we usually had them at least part of their break. Fabian still talks about you all the time, and when our new grandson gets here in March, I will make sure he knows all about his papa Dave. I will be driving out to Omaha to see our precious Fabian this week and I will give him a big kiss from his Papa Dave. You were the best grandpa. Please watch over all of us as we drive to Omaha this week. I love you babe, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...I hope you have the best New Year Celebration in Heaven that you have ever had.

Kathy Kinterknecht

December 28, 2009

We continue to lift up this Dave's wife Kathy and his family (both blue and natural). Please join me in same. I met the other two MPD officers who were wounded by the same suspect that murdered Dave. Both are outstanding troops!

Merry (aka "Mighty") Christmas fellow sheepdogs.

Det. M.C. Williams

Det. Cpl. M.C. Williams
Fairplay Police Dept., CO

December 21, 2009

May your family find peace this holiday season. The pain is great but the sacrifice is greater.

Thank you!

El Paso County Sheriffs Office, CO

November 30, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Babe! I miss you so much and hope that you are having the best Thanksgiving Day feast ever up in Heaven. I wish you were here and am not sure how to make it through this day so please help me and watch over all of us today. I love you David Always and Forever!


November 26, 2009

Hi Babe, Happy Anniversary, we were suppose to have so many more. November 18, 2000 was the best day of my life. You were/are my everything. The last decade of my life that I got to share with you was a blessing and a gift. I miss you so much babe. I will love you always and forever into eternity. Please continue to watch over me, the kids, and grand kids just like you have always done. I can feel you all around me and I love you babe.

Kathy Kinterknecht

November 18, 2009

Hi babe, I just found out that our new grandbaby that is due the end of March is going to be another boy...his name is going to be Conrad David. You were such a great grandpa - Papa Dave, and he and you are going to miss so much but I know you will watch over us just as you have always done and I will make sure that Conrad David knows all about you. Fabian and Dixie always ask for their Papa Dave. I love you babe!

Kathy Kinterknecht

November 13, 2009

Hi babe, it was three months Sunday Oct. 25th since you were taken away from me and I miss you so much. October was such a special month for us as you know it was the month we started dating and today Oct. 28th is our 10th anniversary of our first kiss. I remember it like it was yesterday, you had made me dinner that night and as I was leaving you walked me out, we were standing next to your old ford truck and you held me in your arms and kissed me. A kiss I will never forget. You should have seen Ande last Friday night at volleyball, she played awesome. I know you were there with all of us. I love you David Joseph Kinterknecht and I always will. I miss you babe!


October 28, 2009

Dear Brother-in-law,

Not a day goes by that Gene and I don't think of you, or mention your name, talk about your sense of humor, and how much we miss you.

Kathy is hurting so much right now, but one of these days there will be fewer tears when she thinks of you, as she does now constantly. One day I will be able to tell your story without breaking down. Just know we do love and miss you greatly, we will see you in the end. Sometimes that's to much to bear at this level, on this earth without you, but there will be a time when Kathy is able to smile again, even if she still is crying. There will be a time when we will all be together again, as a family, a loving family.

Saying thanks to all of those who protect us everyday of our lives, just isn't enough. And so often it takes a tragedy like this for us to remember to say thanks, even as we are given a ticket for no seat belt, or whatever. To honor your memory David, Gene and I have made it a mission to always thank those in uniform.

Thank you David, and until we see you again, we miss you and love you.

Gene and Frieda

Frieda M Burson

September 29, 2009

Thank You for your sacrifice Brother, deepest sympathy to your Family at home and PD.

ofc #129 (former CO LEO)
Hutchinson, KS PD

September 29, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant David Kinterknecht,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant David Kinterknecht. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant David Kinterknecht is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


September 26, 2009

Sgt. Kinterknecht,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montrose. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 14, 2009

I just wanted to thank all of you who have posted these beautiful reflections. David was a very honorable man, my husband and my best friend. He was a great husband, father, son, grandpa, nephew, uncle and friend. He is our true hero and he will live on in my heart forever. I Love You Always and Forever and just like you always said babe "into eternity". Rest in Peace my sweet husband.

Kathy Kinterknecht

September 13, 2009

To Sgt. Kinterknecht, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of David's death and extend my sincerest condolences sn the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Kinterknecht family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. David's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 25, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

Another senseless crime, another officer dead. When will the killing stop? No one knows. Another officer is dead because someone just didn't want to go. You did a job you were trained to do, only to look around the corner and realize life as you know it would become anew. Although no one can explain while the officer in blue is dead. We know that he did his job and served his citizens well.
Rest in Peace Sgt. the beat is ours now.


August 19, 2009

To the family and friend of Sgt David Kinterknecht my heartfelt condolenses. May you rest in peace SGT. It wasnt but a month ago I lost my best friend who was a deputy in Michigan and I cannot express my condolenses enough for the family and fellow officers. You are a hero to many and your family..including your wife and daughters. Although I didnt know you it was a honor to attend your funeral and hear the great stories of such a great person and officer and fellow fire fighter.

FF Nicole
Clifton Fire Department

August 17, 2009

A hero is gone, but will NEVER be forgotten

rest in peace brother...

Glades County Sheriff's Office

August 17, 2009

May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officerd

August 16, 2009

Dearest Sergeant Kinterknecht,

I write this in your memory to thank you for being one of the biggest heroes of all. Domestic violence affects so many women (and men) in our country. It's hard to reach out for help and even more discouraging when not taken seriously. This woman sounds like she was in dire need of intervention with this dispute - it might have been her. Instead it was you. My heart goes out to everyone who has been directly affected by losing you, but I hope they will know that women and men need officers like you. Thank you for responding quickly to a domestic dispute so quickly and ultimately giving your life.

I will always remember you with utmost respect and gratitude.

Stephanie Wood
Sister to an officer - Fountain Hill PD

August 15, 2009

I would like to thank everyone who has left a message. I just had the courage now to read all of them. They all are very loving and heartfelt. I am aslo a wife of a police officer and our oldest son is also a police officer, now I am a sister of a brother who was killed doing his job, by someone who did not have the courage to kill himself. Again, thank you all for the very meaningful messages. I will be getting a print out of all the messages to keep. Thank you and God Bless you all.

Denise King
sister to Sgt. David Kinterknecht

August 13, 2009

Rest in peace Brother David, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham

August 13, 2009

Dave Kinterknect was an amazing man whom I was lucky enough to know. He was a man that intimidated me initially because he was a big man. Winds up that that big man had a heart just as big as he was. He had a crazy smile like he was up to something. He was a great listener and helped me so much in my hard times when my husband became a police officer. He was an amazing man and I loved him. Montrose will never be the same without him. Please never forget what these men and women do for all of us. Dave is a HERO in every since of the word. Thank you Seargent Kinterknect.

MPD Officer's wife

August 13, 2009

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