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Police Officer David Lee Hofmeyer

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer David Lee Hofmeyer

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 9, 2020

30 years ago on this day the world lost a great cop and even better man. I think of you often . Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

lasd dep

December 13, 2018

Officer Hofmeyer,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 12, 2017

I knew David since he was 5 years old, I grew up two houses down in Le Mars, IA. Although I was David's brother Jeff's best friend, there were many years of fighting, football, camping and all around good times among us boys. My memorial to Dave and his family two sons; Geofrey and David. You cannot, and will not, ever leave my thoughts.

Stuart Fischer

February 9, 2014

We still remember David Hoffmeyer. My LAPD Academy

class designed our class T-shirt with his badge number of

24984. We wore the T-shirt everywhere that we could. The

motto on it was "Carrying On The Traditions Of Those Who

Have Gone Before us." Most of us still have the shirt, after

all these years, watches, pursuits and perimeters.

I still have mine. Rest in peace, partner.

Lawrence "Frank" Hickey,

LAPD Retired

P-2 (Retired) Lawrence Frank Hickey
LAPD Retired

December 12, 2013

Officer Hofmeyer,

I had the pleasure of meeting your parents briefly today at a peace officer memorial service in Des Moines. They told your story and mentioned that your two brothers both went on to serve with LAPD, and are still doing so. It was very apparent that they are proud of you all and proud of the tradition that you started.

Brad Reinhard, Police Officer
Iowa City, Iowa Police Department

May 10, 2013

I left a post today on Manny's page--and to this date, I have never posted anything on any of the three pages.

Randy, was a "class act" and damn good man.

Randy--like Derrick and Manny, live in my heart to this day.

It has been 24 years since this horrible night and I consider it to be one of the worst nights of my life. I have reflected on this night every years since we lost these three guys--

Every year, I make it a point to tell others about them so they learn from this.

I love you each, my brothers--I still wear my braclet to this day to honor each of you--I am now 51 years old--I was in my early 20's when we parted company on 12-12.

rest in peace my brothers

John E. Smith #24687
Los Angeles Police Dept.-RETIRED

December 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Hofmeyer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.


January 14, 2012

23 years.. Man, it does not seem like that long. You guys have not been forgotten. RIP

Detective III

December 12, 2011

I first met David while he was still on the Department's probationary status that lasts a year after a young officer graduates from the police academy. David was assigned to a footbeat in the downtown central part of Los Angeles, Ca. I was immediately impressed with the way David carried himself and his work performance. Although I was his supervisor, we struck up a friendship and when he completed his probationary status, I selected him to work in my Vice ubit as a PED Officer. We had some great times working together and I knew that David was going to go far on the department. He had all the makings of a future leader. David completed his tour of duty in my Vice unit and eventually returned to patrol where he was assigned to the AM shift. It was on that shift approximately a month later we lost David in that tragic accident. I will NEVER forget David as long as I live. I certainly hope that the baby his lovely wife Lynn was carrying at the time of his untimely and tragic death has grown up to be a fine young person like David was.

RIP bro...someday soon I'll see you again!! I miss you terribly

Sergeant Chuck Urso
LAPD I was David's supervisor

September 5, 2010

Officer Hofmeyer - I was one of your brother, Jeff's, FTO's at Hollywood. They put both police cars on display at the Academy. Your death was a tragedy - but no doubt it kept my foot lighter on the gas pedal. Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. 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)

April 20, 2010

You are not forgotten. The three of you live on in the hearts of your LAPD family.


December 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 12, 2009

We never knew each other but I know your family. Part of you still lives on in your beautiful daughter Samantha. God bless your family and thank-you SO much for your service to Los Angeles.


January 19, 2009

Thinking about you. Many years have past, but you are not forgotten.


December 11, 2008



September 8, 2008

Meeting a few fellow Cowboys tonight, to have a drink in memory of You.....

Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

December 18, 2007

He answered the call, of himself gave his all, and a part of America died.

It is hard to believe that 19 years have passed since that fateful day. It is a day that lives out in my mind. God bless you, you have not been forgotten. I hope the three of you still stand strong together and watch over the rest of us here.

Detective III

December 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

It is only April and already 15 have lost their lives to on - duty traffic collisions. Not a week goes by that I do not remind LAPD officers to drive safely as well as drive defensively. This December will be the 19th anniversary of that fateful night. I still remember that night vividly as I was working with a recent Central Division transfer to Harbor Division....

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 10, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord Bless your daughter.

December 12, 2006

I have been to so many cop funerals (sigh), but this was the hardest, regarding maintaing my composure. His memory lives on amongst many of us....

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 19, 2006

Officer Hofmeyer-
You made the ultimate sacrifice to make this world a better place. You were too young to be taken from your family.

Rest in peace, knowing you made a tremendous difference in the lives of the people of Los Angeles, and your service and sacrifice is not lost on us....Thank you for all you have done and your desire and willingness to make a difference.

S. Phillips, Reserve Officer (Ret)
Yelm, WA PD

March 18, 2006

After these many years, Dave is still missed by his family and friends. His memory lives on through his daughter, Samantha, born 3 months after his death.

Ron & Faye Hofmeyer, Parents

November 21, 2005

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