On the morning of February 20, 2017, our band was left shattered, heartbroken and in shock upon learning that our dear friend and band mate, Keith Boyer, was killed while in the line of duty, abruptly ending his life after 27 years of honorable service to his community. Keith was only the third officer killed in the 100-year history of the Whittier P.D. and the first in nearly four decades. Keith was 53-years-old. Aside from being an all around "good guy" and a force for good, he was also a talented musician and most importantly - a loyal son, loving father and devoted grandfather.
Keith was an extremely humble man who never talked much about his police work, unless we specifically asked him about it. Keith had a great passion for music his entire life and also loved his work in law enforcement, especially mentoring others. But Keith was very concerned by the climate created by politicians and the media in recent years, which in our view, has unfairly and recklessly put a target on the backs of law enforcement officers all across the country. Keith was so troubled by the escalation of police killings in fact, that he was seriously contemplating an early retirement from the force. We spoke about that with him at length on more than one occasion before his senseless and tragic death.
On April 9th, just several weeks after Keith's EOW, his surviving band mates in Mrs. Jones' Revenge helped to create The Keith Boyer Memorial Scholarship at his alma mater, La Serna High School in Whittier and began our fundraising efforts. We also organized and conducted a special fundraising concert with 100% of net proceeds going to Keith's grieving family. Some of Keith's closest family members and local friends were in attendance at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. That event quickly sold out due to the theater's limited capacity and hundreds who would have liked to attend we unable to. We, the band, felt terrible about this. We tried to add a second show but it was not possible. We live streamed the event for those who couldn't get in and the full concert is posted on our YouTube channel. After the benefit, we immediately started formulating plans with one of Keith's classmates from the Class of '81 at La Serna, Jan Hamcrock-Edwards, to create an even larger event as a tribute to Keith, closer to his home, friends and colleagues in the Whittier area.
We can never bring Keith back, but we are determined that his legacy will continue in his beloved hometown of Whittier for decades to come. Keith's band mates in Mrs. Jones' Revenge will be holding a special benefit concert performance, honoring Keith, near the first annivesary of him being taken from us, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM, in the La Mirada Theater For The Performing Arts. Tickets are available now by calling 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310. Net proceeds will be donated to The Keith Boyer Memorial Scholarship. Please help us spread the word and fill this theater to capacity - for Keith. Keith always wanted his friends to be happy, so we're going to make this concert an uplifting, positive, fun event that he know he would be proud of. We are also pleased that our new drummer is a former LEO, with 34-years of service to the community.
The band wishes to offer special thanks also to the John and Ken Show on KFI, for their tireless support of law enforcement and for supporting our efforts to honor our friend who we miss greatly, Officer Keith Boyer.
We will be conducting a memorable show for his family, friends, colleagues and community, recreating the classic hits of the '60's, '70's and '80's that Keith loved performing with us, as well as providing a very special surprise for those in attendance. Please join us for this very special evening, honoring an extraordinary man, who was taken from us far too soon. Order your tickets online via the link at the bottom of this page or by calling the La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts Center box office at
What a night! ...Mrs. Jones Revenge is "classic rock" at it's best!
The performance by Jeff and the band brought not only outstanding vocals and stage presence, the iconic rock selections had everyone in the audience dancing or singing along! The encore performance was absolutely the best and without a doubt, moved Mrs. Jones' Revenge to the number one spot as a Temple City favorite!
Cathy Burroughs Director Parks and Recreation and Debbie Ingram, Administrative Coordinator, City of Temple City, CA