Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, May 18, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Rest in peace Patrolman Klinkefus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2020

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

May 19, 2019

Walk well, my Brother.
(Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

March 15, 2019

Patrolman Klinkefus,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO-but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 18, 2017

Patrolman Klinkefus, I was at the cemetery in Jacksonville, Iowa today when I came upon your memorial. I was honored to stand in reflection of your service. Thank you for your service during WW II as well as your service in law enforcement.

Retired Shelby Co. Deputy Jeff Garrison
Shelby County Sheriff Office - Retired

June 13, 2015

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 18, 2015

My grandfather Vernon Johnson always told me stories about Highway Patrolman Klinkefus. My grandfather had several run ins with him and always said it seemed like Klinkefus was always looking out for my grandfather. My grandfather has severe dementia, but he can recall each incident as if it happened yesterday. Thank you for your service brother.

California Highway Patrol

November 28, 2014

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Klinkefus. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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.

Rest In Peace

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

May 18, 2012

Harold was the Grandfather u never met but am proud to say he was my grandfather and u am proud to be a Klinkefus

allan klinkefus

May 15, 2012

You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Catherine (Klinkefus) Nowack
Grand Daughter

June 15, 2007

Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Iowa State Patrol

February 27, 2007

Your service to the people of Iowa will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, and know one day you will be with the ones who love you. Take care of heavens roads, and be there for others who have given their life, as you did serving others.

Iowa State Patrol

February 14, 2007

Glad to see a picture of you on this site! I am proud of your service. Our family still has your uniform.

Susan (Klinkefus) Renz
Grand daughter

November 15, 2006

Brother Klinkefus,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 9, 2006

He was and still is my hero.He was bigger than life to me. He was a patrolman at a time when there were still few highly trained peace officers in the state of Iowa. Many times he had to go at it 'alone' to capture lawbreakers or clean up an accident or to take victims to he hospital. He was my uncle.

Orlin Klinkefus

April 26, 2005

Thank you for walking the path of the warrior . . .

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

November 10, 2004


Former Iowa resident

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, Pennsylvania

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