Officer Kenneth L. Witke

Officer Kenneth L. Witke

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 14, 1964

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Kenneth L. Witke

Officer Kenneth Witke was killed in a crash when another vehicle made a left turn in front of his police motorcycle on Stocker Street, near Don Lorenzo Drive, in Baldwin Hills.

Officer Witke had served with the California Highway Patrol for 17 years. He was survived by his mother, sister, brother, two nephews, and one niece.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 731

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Officer Witke,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 14, 2024

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