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Police Officer Robert H. Keller | Huntington Park Police Department, California Huntington Park Police Department, California

Police Officer

Robert H. Keller

Huntington Park Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 33

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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Officer Robert Keller was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress at a local store. Officer Keller and a private security guard were searching the store when the suspect opened fire from an ambush position, striking Officer Keller in the chest. Officer Keller was able to make it out of the building and across the street before collapsing. His killer was never identified.

Officer Keller had served with the agency for one year and had previously served with the United States Navy. He was survived by his wife and infant daughter.

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ROBERT, I TOO SERVED ON HPPD. YOU WERE MURDERD ON MY BIRTHDAY IN 1967.
ON 10/5/2017, I RECONECTED WITH THE THOUGHTS OF YOU.
I MUST APPOLOGISE FOR NOT ACTING SOONER WHEN I COULD HAVE.
NOW IF I CAN IM GOING TO TRY AND CAST SOME LIGHT ON THIS...
D.H.

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October 15, 2017

 

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