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Patrolman Keith E. Neumann | Essex County Police Department, New Jersey Essex County Police Department, New Jersey


Keith E. Neumann

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, August 3, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 101

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Keith Neumann was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a pre-dawn drug raid in Irvington, New Jersey.

As the officers entered the narrow hallway of the apartment they were searching, one of their shotguns was accidentally discharged. The shot hit Patrolman Neumann in the back, below his vest.

Patrolman Neumann had served with the Essex County Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife.

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Among his classmates at the Police Academy Keith was nicknamed the "Chief" as we all knew he would become a chief one day. His time with us was far too short and his service honored each of us.

From the Class of 86-5 Essex County Police Academy

John T. Egger
NJ Transit Police / classmate
May 6, 2017


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