Laid to Rest

Lieutenant David Carl Love (1946-2018)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”




Dave was born January 23, 1946 in Cincinnati to Irwin O. and Margaret (Raub) Love.  He attended Deer Park High School and graduated in 1965.

After high school, Dave joined the United States Air Force.  He was honorably discharged during May 1968.

After military service, Dave joined the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department and served there for several years.

Dave joined the Forest Park Police Department in August of 1973.  He served in many capacities with the department over his career; promoted to corporal in 1982, to sergeant in 1983, and lieutenant in 1995.  Lieutenant Love graduated from the 58th class of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command and from the Certified Law Enforcement Executives (CLEE) program.  Lieutenant Love was an active member of the Hamilton County Police Association firearms program and earned several awards for his marksmanship.  Lieutenant Love retired in 2001 with 32 years of service to his country and community.

Dave was also the Treasurer of FOP #74 for several years and volunteered at Wright –Patterson Air Force Museum.  On two occasions he had the honor of being an Honor Flight Guardian for retired veterans.

Lieutenant Love passed away on January 20, 2018, three days short of his 72nd birthday.

Lieutenant Love is survived by his wife of 21 years, Constance L. (Brunsman) Love; daughters, Gail (Jayson) Chamberlain, Debbie (Chris) Moore, and Lisa (Mike) Littell; and grandchildren, Chance, Logan, Tyler, Kyle, Cailynn, Michael, and Jamie.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at St. Maximilian Kolbe at 5720 Hamilton Mason Road in Liberty Township.  An FOP service will be held at 11:45 a.m.  A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon.  Burial to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Evandale.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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