Love & Music Honoring Fallen Whittier Police Officer

Benefit Musical Celebration with Friends of KEITH BOYER at Pala Casino Spa & Resort
By: Joanna Pearl
TEMECULA, Calif. - Feb. 21, 2017 - PRLog -- A Benefit Concert is in the works to honor a great man who touched so many lives in the Temecula Valley. March 5, 2017, friends are coming together to combat the senseless death of a beloved musician, father, grandfather and friend who was gunned down by a recent parolee and gang member earlier this week in Whittier during what was supposed to be a minor accident investigation while on duty.

A 27 year Veteran of the Whittier Police Force, Officer Keith Boyer's life struck many chords in those who knew him personally, professionally and enjoyed watching him perform in the many bands he played with in the valley. One of his last performances was on Saturday February 18th at The Merc in Old Town Temecula where he loved playing with "The Ranch Rockers" a local band under the direction of Vocal Teacher Gwyn Sanborn, who along with another local Award Winning Vocalist Joanna Pearl have organized a night dedicated to "Helping heal the situation...combatting it with Love & Music," according to Ms. Pearl.

"No matter how wrong the laws are, no matter how horrible this act of hate...All Lives Matter," are the emotions that are driving Ms. Pearl to put this event together along with Pala Casino, Resort & Spa CEO, Bill Bembenek who also sang while Officer Boyer accompanied on his beloved drum kit this past Saturday. Ms. Pearl's family is in law enforcement in Chicago, so she understands all too well the heightened sense of emotion surrounding this type of senseless act and how deep it rips the hearts of so many in a community like Temecula.

"We all have to be the CHANGE in the World," Joanna explains, "I didn't know Keith like so many others did, but I can't sit back and not do anything! I have to do something to keep his light and love of music, his family and the peace he fought so hard to keep every day of his life...Reaching out to our incredible musicians in the valley was the only thing I knew to do, and it is going to be an awesome celebration of Keith by those who knew and loved him so much".

Join dozens of musicians who have committed to performing during what promises to be an evening of "Love & Help us Heal", on Sunday March 5, 2017, from 5p – 8pm in The Infinity Room at Pala Casino, Resort & Spa. This event will serve to benefit Keith's family as well as a Fallen Police Officer Fund to be determined.

WHAT: Love & Help us Heal – Multi-Artist Tribute Concert to Celebrate the Life of Whittier Police Office Keith Boyer

WHEN: 5p-8p Sunday March 5, 2017

WHERE: Infinity Room – Pala Casino, Resort & Spa 21+ only

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