Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert H. Keller

Huntington Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1967

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert H. Keller

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

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 5, 2020

My beautiful brother Officer Robert Henry Keller
Its been 53 years since you were taken from us your funeral was beautiful so many Police Officers were there to pay tribute to you we felt so PROUD of you but yet the pain of loosing you was unbearable you were the best brother anyone could ask for you were a generous and giving person you deeply loved your family and had a caring heart I miss you so much a part of me died with you I was your little sister and you were always protective of me I believe you watch over us and one day will be together again your my HERO God Bless you

Carol Runyan

September 17, 2020

May the sun shine upon his path, may wind always be at his back and may the Lord hold him in the palm of his hands until we meet again.”

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

HPK-Homicide Park

October 5, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Keller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

Thank you for your service Officer Keller. You are an inspiration to us all. You not only gave your service to our country but also protected the citizens of Huntington Park. You showed bravery when you ran into a dangerous situation while searching that building during a burglary investigation.
Your memory will never be forgotten, your name is proudly displayed on the memorial wall for all to see. Heros like you are not born everyday. It takes a special kind of person to show the type of bravery you displayed. You will be an inspiration for generations to come

Paul Alaniz

April 4, 2019

I never knew you but I wish I could. So proud to call you by grandpa. I love you.

Ashley Bergstrand

September 23, 2018

Just thinking about you dad. Somedays I miss you so much and wish I had time with you. I often ask why you were taken from me.. and why did I have to grow up without you. Its so odd to miss

Daughter, Adrenna

October 25, 2017



October 15, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W. You will not be forgotten. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 5, 2017

I grew up in the city of Huntington Park for most of my life. I am currently in the Sheriffs academy class 413, and a Police Officer recruit for the city of Huntington Park. Before reading what happened to Officer Keller I never knew the full story. After reading his story, and all the comments written underneath I can say I am truly moved. All the wonderful and inspirational comments that keep his memory alive. I share something in common with Officer Keller, our age that is why i feel drawn to his story. I would like all of those who come across my message to know his memory will live on, and we will never forget those who came before us.

Thank You,
Gerald Chavez

Police Officer Recruit
Huntington Park Police Department

April 18, 2016

Family and Friends of Officer Keller-

Robert H. Keller was a Cadet of the Rio Hondo Police Academy - Class No. 5.

His memory lives on through the Academy Memorial Wall, and the Cadets, to this day, still study his name and story.

I too am the son of a slain policeman, so I understand what it is like to lose a loved in the manner that Officer Keller gave his life for.

I openly invite any family or friends of Officer Keller to visit the Memorial Wall at the Rio Hondo Police Academy.

Thank you Officer Keller for your service.

Eric Johnston
Tac Officer
Rio Hondo Police Academy

Eric Johnston, Detective
El Monte PD

February 27, 2016

Thinking of you.. I got married again this month, just 4 days after the anniversary of you death. I sure wish you were there. I went to the memorial park that is named after you last year and went to the police station where you worked. I was very proud to tell them all that I am the daughter of Robert Henry Keller!! I read what other people write about you on this site and it makes me sad but also very proud. Just missing you...

Adrenna (your daughter)

October 20, 2015

Uncle Bob was like a big brother to me. we flew model airplanes together in the parking lot behind grandma's house, he took me to the beach, Bobbi (his wife to be) sat me on her lap and let me steer her MG thru the side streets of Downey - pretty cool for a 5 year old. i don't remember everything we did but i remember grandma giving Uncle Bob a lighthearted scolding every time we got home. i am grateful i had this time with Uncle Bob, my childhood was magical. i idolize Uncle Bob and think of him often.

Don "donnie" Preston

May 25, 2015

Thinking of you Bobby. I too was a young Officer working that night in Huntington Park. My partner and I were just leaving the station when the call went out. Those of us on duty that night will never forget Bobby and the price he paid doing the job he loved.
I remember him bringing his beautiful and wife daughter by the station one time.
He has been in my prayers and remembrances since that tragic night.
I can never understand "why" but through faith in a loving God I can find peace and bask in the blessing that my brief contact with Bobby had been.

Richard Sempel

December 22, 2014

Robert Henry Keller was my nephew, son of Henry and Anna Keller. He was a great person filled with good humor and a drive to do good things in his life. He was extremely proud to be a police officer. When he came back east to visit his dying grandfather, he brought his uniform so he could put it on for his proud family and, most especially, for his grandfather who adored his handsome grandson who was a fine and decent human being. He died much too young and to this day he is still missed and loved.

We visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, and I stroked your name. I wish I could have stroked your beautiful face.

Rose Mary Keller Hughes

February 13, 2014

Mr. Robert H. Keller was my grandfather. I didn't get the pleasure of meeting him but i appreciate everything he sacrificed for us. He was truly a great man and will be forever missed! I am very proud to have him be apart of my family history. I know he watches me everyday and keeps me out of harms way. Nothing makes me feel any safer then that.

Ashley Bergstrand
Grand daughter

March 16, 2012

Thank you Tom for sharing that with me. Even though reading it bought me to tears, it touched my spirit to hear from someone who was there comforting him when he was taken from us. I am so very grateful he had someone there to talk to him so he wasnt alone, something I worried about for so long.

Thank you again,

Adrenna Keller-Bergstrand

February 27, 2012

Hello Adrenna,
My wife and 7 year old daughter were sitting with me in the
last row of the movie theater when we heard the loud sound
of glass breaking. A couple of young boys went out into the
lobby before me. I was right behind them. Your Dad was
lying in the lobby after being shot across the street, stumbling
into the theater, breaking the glass window. I put my hand
under your Father's head and tried to comfort him while the
2 boys called the police. I talked to him while waiting for the
police. I will never forget the incident. I was about 35 years old. Today I am 79 but the memory is still vivid.
May God bless you.
Tom Tanham

Thomas Tanham
No Relation or Agency

December 29, 2011

To My Dad~

You were taken from me when I was only 4 months old... Even though I miss you very much I am so very proud of you! You gave your life to protect others. You believed in something so strongly that you died for it... what a wonderful example you are!
I miss you very much Dad and think about you often... I wonder what my life would have been like if you hadnt been killed that horrible night. Whenever I feel lost I always picture you as my gaurdian angel looking over me... I love you & miss you so much!

Your loving daughter,

Adrenna Ann Keller-Bergstrand

October 25, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Keller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 8, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat VAnDenBerghe

October 14, 2007

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation will fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.


October 7, 2007

Bobby, you will never be forgotten by your family. It is now 39 years since you so courageously gave your life and you are still missed. You were so very proud of your uniform and we were so very proud of you. God Bless our dear Bobby.

Rose Mary Keller Hughes

June 7, 2006

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