Officer 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 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.
Officer 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 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.