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December 9, 2009 > Officer Roger Kellmann leaves a lasting legacy

Officer Roger Kellmann leaves a lasting legacy

Submitted By Detective William Veteran

Officer Roger Kellmann (48 years) died of a massive heart attack at his home in Newark on November 24. Kellmann was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and graduated from J. Eugene McAteer High School. He attended the City College of San Francisco, and in 1985, obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Criminology.

Prior to joining the Fremont Police Department, Roger was a California Department of Fish and Game Reserve Game Warden from 1982 to 1986. He became a City of Pacifica Police Officer in 1986, where he earned the positions of Range Master, Four-wheel Drive Instructor, Explorer Post Advisor, and Field Training Officer.

Kellmann was a 21-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department. During his career, he served as Hostage Negotiator, Field Training Officer, Arrest Control Instructor, Peer Support Team Member, and Crime Scene Investigator. Roger also worked in Investigations as a Crimes Against Persons Detective.

He was the consummate sportsman and thoroughly enjoyed fly fishing and upland bird hunting as much as he treasured time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Cindi, sons Brian and Brendan and daughter Brittany.

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