Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

police-officer-keith-boyerOfficer Keith Boyer, 53

Whittier California Police Department

February 20, 2017 – Officer Keith Boyer was shot and killed while investigating a traffic crash. The shooter, the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, was recently released on parole and had just murdered another person a few hours earlier. Another officer was wounded during the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was also wounded.

Officer Boyer is survived by his three adult children and his parents.

major-jay-memmelaarMajor Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr. 49

Goldsboro North Carolina Police Department

February 16, 2017 – Major Jay R. Memmelaar suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in department physical fitness training. He is survived by his wife and two children.

chellewOfficer Lucas Chellew, 31

California Highway Patrol

February 22, 2017 – Officer Lucas Chellew was killed in a motorcycle crash while in pursuit of another motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, a sister, and his parents. His father is a retired CHP officer. His sister also works for the department.

deputy-michael-foleyDeputy Sheriff Michael Foley, 60

Alameda County California Sheriff’s Office

February 23, 2017 – Deputy Michael Foley was struck and killed by a prisoner transport bus. He was a 37-year law enforcement veteran.

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