Policeman Keith Gregory DuPuis

Policeman Keith Gregory DuPuis

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1966

Keith Gregory DuPuis

Policeman Gregory DuPuis was shot and mortally wounded by a motorist he and his partner stopped for driving erratically.

Policeman DuPuis returned fire almost simultaneously, seriously wounding the gunman. Policeman DuPuis, who was shot through his mouth, died in the hospital eleven days later.

The gunman and his companion were arrested and charged with murder.

It was later discovered that both suspects were Ohio convicts wanted for robbing a store in Omaha, Nebraska. Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder on March 17th, 1967. The gunman was sentenced to death and his companion was sentenced to life. The gunman's sentence was later commuted to life.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 10657

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 16, 1966
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was working an Academy weekend assignment with Jim Wilke. We were working AID and rolled on the call which occurred close to Wilshire station. Wille and I were approached by then Lieutenant Joe Gunn and told to transport the suspect to Central Receiving Hosp and instructed “not to talk to the suspect”. As a rookie, still in the Academy, I never forgot that event and was overwhelmed that such evil bad guys were actually out there and would shoot a policeman. I was rudely awakened to the importance of constant vigilance and officer safety. Rest In Peace Officer Keith Dupuis—my brother in arms. Larry Manchester LAPD 8/1/66–10/1/92.

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