Jeffrey Wayne Kaufman

July 31, 1953September 11, 2020

Jeffrey W. Kaufman, July 31, 1953 to September 11, 2020. Beloved son of Sam (deceased) Kaufman and Shirley (deceased) Kaufman. Cherished brother of Richard (Eyla Boies) and Nancy Kaufman. Adoring uncle of Benjamin and Claire Kaufman. Devoted partner of Diane McGuire.

Jeff spent his professional career of more than 35 years in law enforcement in fulfillment of his strong sense of justice and of his compassion for people. Most recently he served as a detective on the police force of Bowling Green, Missouri, where he developed long-lasting, deep friendships with a wide variety of people in Lincoln County. He will be missed.

A private graveside service was held at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Chesterfield MO. Memorial contributions preferred to Jewish Family Services.


  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020


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Adam Stone

September 20, 2020

I’ve known Jeff since 1996 as we worked together at the LCSO. Enjoyed our conversations catching up on what each other has been up to. Glad to have had you as a friend.

Adam Stone

Diana Bechtel

September 15, 2020

Jeff became my friend through my husband Clint. Jeff would come to bon-fires at our house many times. We'd all sit and talk for hours on end listening to Jeff and Clint talking about being policeman together and their antics and situations. Jeff would send me IM's about kittens and animals doing silly things. Jeff will be missed at our house. Anytime there's a bon-fire, we'll pull a chair out for him and he will be fondly remembered. Forever rest in peace, Sir.

Connie Bay

September 15, 2020

Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Jeffrey, I had worked with Jeff for the past 15 years at the Bowling Green Police Department. He will be missed by many people, thoughts and prayers are with the family, his sister, his brother, and his longtime devoted partner Diane. Rest in Peace Jeffrey. (Detective Jeff Kaufman # 503 )

parker dixson

September 13, 2020

Jeff and I would send each other funny videos. I would try too send them when he was in the hospital with nothing too do...We had talks about life and changing our ways of viewing it...I will miss him

nick sinopole

September 13, 2020

I was Friends with Jeff . We road together and had a lot of good times. He was a very caring person. I drove Him to some of His chemo treatments . I made me very sad to know what He was going through because my Wife died of cancer also. Keep your face in the wind and un till Valhalla !

Grace Jones

September 13, 2020

Wow! Where do I start? I only knew Jeff about 6 years but the talks we had were great! He helped me through some very difficult times and made me laugh. He wasn’t a warm fuzzy kind of guy but once you met him and talked with him, if you were the right person, you could see he was a very caring friend and he was your friend for life. One of the last text I got from him said he missed my dumb ass. Now, it’s his dumb ass I will miss for a lifetime. Ride that Harley wherever you want and be FREE! Love ya honey.

Clint Bechtel

September 13, 2020

Jeff is a very close friend of mine. We worked together in law enforcement on and off for 25 years.

We road motorcycles together. On one of our trips the wind got bad. Jeff lost three pairs of sunglasses from the wind blowing them off his face. We had a great time when we road together.

I love you brother. Ride free in Heaven.

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