Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LODD: Police Officer Keith Boyer

Police Officer Keith Boyer | Whittier Police Department, California

Police Officer Keith Boyer
Whittier Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 20, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 27 years
Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Handgun
Offender: Shot and wounded

Police Officer Keith Boyer was shot and killed as he and another officer investigated an accident near the intersection of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street.
Unbeknownst to the officers, the vehicle that caused the crash was stolen and being driven by a gang member who had just been paroled. The parolee had just committed another murder hours earlier. As Officer Boyer attempted to conduct a pat down on the subject, the man suddenly pulled a handgun from his waistband and opened fire. Officer Boyer was killed and a second officer was wounded. Despite the wounds, the officers returned fire and wounded the subject.
Officer Boyer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Boyer had served with the Whittier Police Department for 27 years and was preparing to retire. He is survived by several children.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Jeff Piper
Whittier Police Department
13200 Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 567-9200

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