Police Officer Robert H. Keller

Police Officer Robert H. Keller

Huntington Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1967

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Robert H. Keller

Officer Robert Keller was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress at a local store at 6509 Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park at 11 pm.

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 was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Huntington Park Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and infant daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 33
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

ambush, robbery

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We will always remember the sacrifice made by Officer Robert H Keller, and the tremendous loss to his friends and family.

Neal Mongan (Ret.)
Huntington Park PD

October 5, 2022

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