Police Chief David Herman Sandfoss (1945-2020)


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Police Chief David Herman Sandfoss

Dave was the first 1945 child born at Speer Hospital on January 1, 1945.  His parents were Joseph and Helen Sandfoss of Camp Springs.

Dave joined the Campbell County Police Department on April 1, 1973 as a patrolman.   By 1982, he was promoted to Lieutenant.  From August 1, 1982 to March 1983, he served as Acting Police Chief.  After the new chief was named, he was promoted to Major and Assistant Chief.  During 1988, Major Sandfoss additionally served as the director of the Northern Kentucky Narcotics Enforcement Unit.  During 1993, he was again appointed Acting Police Chief and, on May 4, 1994, was promoted to Chief.  Chief Sandfoss retired in 2004 with for 31 years of service.

Formerly a resident of Mentor, Kentucky, Chief Sandfoss moved to The Villages, Florida.

He died, surrounded by family, on February 1, 2020 at the age of 75.

Chief Sandfoss is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anita (Anderson) Sandfoss; daughters, Melanie Sandfoss, Monica (Rich) Niemi, Molly (Steve) Moore, and Maria (Stevie) Stevens; and grandchildren, Aiden, Adison, Anders, and Luke.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


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