Kinterknecht quotes, Aug. 01, 2009

David Kinterknecht’s daughters Amanda and Andrea at his service at Montrose HS



“He lived his life to the fullest, because that’s what mattered to him. Any flaws in his character have been forever erased.”
— Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn

“Saying goodbye and saying I love you when you leave in the morning probably means a lot more when you do what they do.”
— Cathy Morris, Montrose resident, referring to police officers

“That’s a person who put it on the line in two different venues in his career. As soon as I heard it (news of the shooting), I knew it was important to be here to support him.”
— Lt. Dennis Leturgez, Clifton Volunteer Fire Department

“If that day ever comes for me, I hope I do my duty like a man like (Kinterknecht).”
— Assistant Chief Bill Linn, Aspen Police Department

“How? Why? What can I do to help the family?”
— Connor Bullington, 16, Montrose, referring to his reaction when he heard Kinterknecht had died

“When I was in a car accident, he helped me out. He was always on the spot to help us out.”
— Brian Severson, former Seventh Judicial District Drug Task Force member

“We all in this state lose something collectively when a police officer is killed.”
— Gov. Bill Ritter

“We don’t appreciate what law enforcement and the city does for us every day.”
— Danielle Wyatt, 22, Montrose


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