Published Sep 30, 2017 at 9:47 AM | Updated at 4:36 PM PDT on Sep 30, 2017
The locker of a slain Whittier police officer has been memorialized in his honor.
A photo of 53-year-old Keith Boyer is displayed on a pane of glass that now covers the locker, which appears to hold his uniforms and other items.
"Every officer who puts on the uniform in Whittier each day will be reminded of Keith," the Whittier Police Department wrote on Facebook. "His locker was converted into a personal memorial; a tribute to his sacrifice. It will always be his locker."
The date marking the end of his watch is listed at the bottom.
On Feb. 20, Boyer became the first Whittier officer in nearly 40 years to die in the line of duty. He was shot and killed while he was investigating a minor car crash, allegedly by a recently released gang member.
He was described by his chief as the "best of the best."
Boyer joined the force as a dispatcher in 1989 and became a full-time officer in 1990. The father of three children was also a talented musician who played drums in an off-duty classic rock tribute band.