Patrolman Keith E. Neumann

Patrolman Keith E. Neumann

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1989

Keith E. Neumann

Patrolman Keith Neumann was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a pre-dawn drug raid at an apartment at 147 19th Avenue 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.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 101

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

narcotics, search warrant

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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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