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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"God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us." 2 Corinthians 1:4

My husband was killed in the line of duty about 6 months after Keith died and his widow sent me a beautiful letter offering to help in any way she could. In 1966 and 1967 there were no support groups for widows and children of officers killed in the line of duty, so Beverly and her children became a support group for me and my 2 year old daughter. I will always be grateful to her for her help and comfort and I still cherish her friendship 50 years later. Today I say thanks to a dear friend who showed me that even though you don't get over such a tragic event you can get through it and I honor the memory of Keith who is loved and missed by his family.

Nancy
Widow of Roger Warren LAPD EOW 5/08/67

October 28, 2017

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