Patrolman Keith E. Neumann

Patrolman Keith E. Neumann

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1989

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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 (Inadvertent)

narcotics, search warrant

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33 years today
He's never been forgotten by our former police department
And will never be forgotten with those he served with..

paul stahl retired ptl
Essex county police department

August 3, 2022

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