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Chief of Police Jeff Piper
Whittier Police Department
13200 Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 567-9200
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Police Officer Keith Boyer was shot and killed when he responded to the scene of a traffic collision. A recently paroled man was driving a stolen vehicle and opened fire on the officer. A second Whittier officer was wounded in the incident and the suspect was injured in an exchange of gunfire. Officer Boyer is the 5th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the first officer fatality from the state of California.