Remembering Officer Keith Wayne Boyer

Remembering Officer Keith Wayne Boyer

Keith Wayne Boyer (Facebook)

WHITTIER – Keith Wayne Boyer was a grandfather who was looking forward to retirement.

Boyer graduated from La Serna High School in 1981.  In 1990 he joined the Whittier Police Department and served there for 27 years. He played drums in a band called “Mrs. Jones Revenge.”

Boyer plays drums (Facebook)

Officer Boyer’s watch ended Monday February 20th when he was shot and killed by a gang member who was newly released on parole 10 days earlier.

The officer’s daughter-in-law said he was “a loving father…who just wanted to make the world a better, safer place…Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, John 15:13.”  His Police Chief, Jeff Piper, called him “the best of the best.”

Boyer arrives at the Coroner’s office (Fox10)

Chief Piper added, “We need to wake up. Enough is enough. You’re passing these propositions, you’re creating these laws that are raising crimes. It’s not good for our communities and it’s not good for our officers. We need to pull our head out of the sand and realize what we are doing to our community and to our officers.”

He apparently was referring to AB 109, a California law mandating early prison releases, as well as Proposition 47, which reclassified some felony offenses as misdemeanors. In 2011 Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 109 into law and in 2011 voters approved Proposition 47.

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Remembering Officer Keith Wayne Boyer was last modified: March 2nd, 2017 by admin
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