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

Rest In Peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(RET)
Dallas Marshal's TX

February 22, 2017

I saw this on the news the morning that it happened, and I am still in shock. I was just in Whittier hours before. From now on every time I go through Whittier I will be thankful for your service to the community of Whittier and the state of California.

RIP sir
Thank You for your service!

Gavyn Sanchez
Civilian

February 22, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

February 21, 2017

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 21, 2017

Thank you for you service, sir!

Chaplain Steve Freeman
West Des Moines, IA

February 21, 2017

You paid the ultimate sacrifice my brother in blue, your good work of keeping the streets safe will never be forgotten, may the Almighty God strengthen your family and friend at this difficult time!

Librarian III Grace Ekeke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

February 21, 2017

You paid the ultimate sacrifice my brother in blue, your good work of keeping the streets safe will never be forgotten, may the Almighty God strengthen your family and friend at this difficult time!

Librarian III Grace Ekeke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

February 21, 2017

Thank you sir, you will be always remembered. Heroes live only once, but the work and sacrifice that you have done will live with us forever. With love.

Det. M Moore
Retired

February 21, 2017

This in the line of duty death has touched me... deeper than most (although they all hurt). Keith, your dedication to the people of Whittier is so truly honorable and appreciated. I pray that your sacrifice is not in vein and people realize the level of commitment this career requires..... God bless my brother. You're a hero, and that was achieved well before your passing.

Lieutenant - RSM Chief of Police Service
Orange County Sheriff's Department

February 21, 2017

Thank you for your service Officer Boyer. Your death will not be in vain as California should have a stricter screening for the convicts. My prayers for you, your family friends and the other officers that have passed in the line of duty.

Student Jesus Cortez
Mission Hills High School Criminal Justice Academy

February 21, 2017

Godspeed Officer Boyer. My condolences to your family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Special Agent W. Foley
U.S. Government

February 21, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

February 21, 2017

May the Lord comfort your family Mr. Boyer, and your family of the Whittier Police Dept. Thank you for your service to us all. No greater love is there than to give one's life for another.

R. Tarbell
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.

February 21, 2017

God speed to you my brother in blue and My family is praying for your family

Police Officer Cody Miller
Eunice Police Department

February 21, 2017

God bless you & your family, Officer Boyer. Thank you for your service! May God protect your fellow officers during this trying time in our beloved Nation!

Civilian, RuthAnn Pratt Cross

February 21, 2017

Thank You for your service to the citizens of Whittier, CA. My sympathies to your immediate family and fellow officers.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE !

Retired Detective Richard Burger
City of Fond du Lac, Wi. Police Dept.

February 21, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Boyer!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 21, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

February 21, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

February 21, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 21, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

February 21, 2017

May you rest in eternal peace brother! You served your department and country well! Prayers offered up to your family!

Det. Tommy Johnson
MPD DC (Rtd)

February 21, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-works of Police Officer Keith Boyer during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Officer Boyer.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 21, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Boyer. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

OFFICER TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

February 21, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho

February 21, 2017

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