Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Whittier Police Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Whittier Police Department Officer Keith Boyer:

“Anne and I were saddened to learn of the tragic death of Officer Boyer today and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and coworkers.”

Officer Boyer, 53, was fatally shot today while responding to a report of a traffic collision in Whittier. Another Whittier Police Department officer was also shot and is receiving treatment at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Officer Boyer served at the Whittier Police Department for 28 years. He is survived by two adult sons, Joshua and Joseph Boyer.

In honor of Officer Boyer, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.