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    Officer David L. Kohler



    In service: 1956 - 1960

    Officer David Louis Kohler was killed in a motorcycle accident when a car pulled out in front of him while he was on patrol.  Officer Kohler was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had lived in the Santa Monica area for 14 years.  He joined the Santa Monica Police Department on November 19, 1956 and became a motorcycle officer on January 5, 1959. 

    Officer Kohler had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


    Age: 29 

      End of Watch: November 2, 1960
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