Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer

Whittier Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Keith was killed.

To the Boyer family, fellow officers, and all who call Keith , my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Boyer gave to his community and the citizens of California , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 20, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2018

Officer Boyer was the first officer to die near my home since I began my journey to become a peace officer. His death was a stark reminder of what officers risk on every call, no matter how mundane. That didn't stop Officer Boyer from going out everyday and trying to make his community a better place, he didn't let fear keep him from helping others. I will always remember his sacrifice and never forget what it means to put your life on the line.

Kenneth Garlits (DST)

September 16, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

Thinking of you and your sacrifice Sir. Rest In Peace.

Police Officer II Zizzo

July 10, 2018

I am both humbled and honored to ride in memory of Officer Boyer in Law Enforcement United’s 2018 “The Road to Hope” tour May 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2018.

In reading the reflections on this page of those who knew and served with the Officer Boyer, he was truly one of the finest.

The circumstances that ended Officer Boyer’s watch serve as a reminder to all of the dangers of this profession. Our families are as much the hero and we owe it to them to make every effort to return to them at the end of each shift.

Rest easy, the brotherhood will maintain the watch. You and your family will never be forgotten.


Sgt. David M. Bentz
Exeter Township Police Department
Traffic Safety Unit
4975 DeMoss Road
Reading, PA 19606
[email protected]

Sgt. David M. Bentz
Exeter Township Police Department

May 9, 2018

Officer Boyer, I never had the honor in meeting you, but I did have the honor in living where you patrolled. I watched your funeral on TV. I was truly amazed at the amount of people in attendance. That to me truly showed how big of an impact you made in everyone's lives. Hearing the stories being told by your children had a big impact in me. Your positive attitude and smile was contagious. I wish to have the same impact in peoples lives and will work to make that impact possible. Thank you for your service and also would like to thank your family for allowing you to be so committed to your career. If I was them, I would want to be selfish and keep you home, but they understood your infectious attitude was needed in the City of Whittier. God bless!

Recruit Casillas, Javier Class 429
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

Officer Boyer, may you forever rest in peace. It has been just over a year since our passing, and people from not just the Whittier community, but from all around the nation still gather to honor you. Your commitment to the community you served for so many years is a testament to your character and humility. Working with you for three years, your presence brought so much joy to everyone you were around. You always brightened everyone's day and treated all people with respect. I strive to be the kind of Officer that you were. It still saddens me to this day knowing that you are no longer with us, but I know that your memory will live forever. It was an honor to work for the same department as you for three years, and to see how you carried yourself in such a professional manner. I could never tell when you were having a good day or bad day, because your attitude was always great. I hope to instill the same values that you had into myself as I begin my career. Thank you Officer Boyer for everything you did, God bless.

Recruit Angelo Rodriguez
Class 429

D.S.T. Recruit Angelo Rodriguez
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

Police Officer Keith W. Boyer will never be forgotten. May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

February 21, 2018

One year ago today when I was enjoying my RDO, I discovered that an officer in the city I live in was shot. I left my house and went for a run. I put on my running shoes and went for a run down Mar Vista Dr. as far as I could. The area was contained and I was met by a Whittier officer who said it wasn't looking good. I walked the rest of the way home. From a police officer living in Whittier... WHITTIER STRONG!

Whittier Resident
Westminster Police Dept.

February 20, 2018

5 miles in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

February 20, 2018

Today we will dedicate our shift to this fallen brother. You’re gone but never forgotten. Moore County Sheriffs Office Shift B-1

Deputy Jace Delgado
Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

February 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 20, 2018

The city of whittier continues to commemorate the memory of officer Keith Boyer for his Selfless 27 years of service .

Recruit Vanessa Romo

September 17, 2017

I was saddened to hear the passing of Office Boyer and at the situation he was put in. My deepest condolences to his family.


recruit Martinez

September 17, 2017

I was saddened to hear about Officer Boyer passing away earlier this year, hearing that he was so close to retirement was heartbreaking. I hope to become as great a peace officer as he was.

DST Piltch
Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept.

September 15, 2017

Such an unnecessary death. I hope this incident brings about change in the law enforcement community. Had the murder and vehicle theft been immediately sent out on the radio, the encounter would have turned out very differently.

former LAPD civilian

July 13, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

"So many names Upon the wall,
And God’s arms Hold them all.
Fathers and sons, Sisters too,
Died for the badge, Died for the blue.
Hopes and dreams Died also that day,
With their last breath Such a sad price to pay
Though others will follow In their shoes,
There’s room for them In God’s arms too.
In God’s loving arms These men shall ever rest,
Their badges shining proudly Upon their blue chests." Thank you for your service.

DST Nicole Yanecko

May 7, 2017

Based on the stories I've heard, Mr. Keith Boyer was a humble man and police officer. He dedicated his life to serving his community and his family. The amount of humility that he instilled was admirable. He was a kind and genuine man with a big heart. I strive to one day be a hard-working, skilled, and compassionate officer like Mr. Boyer. I feel incredibly privileged to partake in our LASD Class 421 colors run which is in honor of Mr. Boyer. His character and spirit will live on forever through the people who love him. Rest In Love Keith Boyer.

Class 421 D.S.T. Natassaja Dolgorouky
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

May 7, 2017

"A Hero's Welcome"
By Robert Longley

Time to come home dear brother
Your tour of duty through
You’ve given as much as anyone
Could be expected to do

Just a few steps further
The smoke will start to clear
Others here will guide you
You have no need of fear

You have not failed your brothers
You clearly gave it all
And through your selfless actions
Others will hear the call

So take your place of honor
Among those who have gone before
And know you will be remembered
For now and evermore

CLASS 421 D.S.T.
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

May 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

May 4, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Keith's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

April 1, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Boyer. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Whittier Police Department. Thank you for your dedication and service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

March 20, 2017

Thank you for everything you did for us Keith. You were a great friend and will be missed. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Matt and Angie Balzano
Whittier Police/Imperial Police Department

March 19, 2017

Our prayers go out

Forensic investigator Isaiah Reid
Federal criminal investigators association

March 17, 2017

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