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Gardena Police Department
Tuesday June 14th, 2011 :: 02:42 p.m. PDT
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Retired Gardena Police Officer William Kist passed away Tuesday June 14, 2011

Retired Gardena Police Officer William Kist passed away Tuesday June 14, 2011

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Retired Police Officer William (Bill) Kist passed away of natural causes at his home in Torrance. Officer Kist was a police officer for the City of Gardena for 29 years from September 1, 1965 through March 25, 1994. He remained as a reserve police officer until December 1, 1998.
Officer Kist worked a variety of assignments with the Police Department; however he will always be remembered most for the many years he spent coordinating the South Bay Regional Law Enforcement Explorer Academy. Officer Kist had been a mentor and coach to thousands of police explorers throughout his years of dedication to the Explorer Program. Many of those who he taught are active police officers currently serving the South Bay community.
Memorial services for Officer Kist are still pending.

Lt. Steve Prendergast, Gardena Police Department, 310-217-6188
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Gardena Police Department
1718 W 162nd St
Gardena, CA 90247

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