Clipped From Arizona Republic
Officer Slain By Unknown Assailant HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP)A Hillsbofough policeman was shot to death beside his patrol car early yesterday. Six bullets hit him. The killer vanished. An intensive and angry hunt began quickly. But clues were scant. Three men picked up in San Francisco were released. Patrolman Eugene Doran, 37, was found face up on Bunker Hill Road just off Skyline Boulevard at 4:37 a.m. Police Chief W. J. Wisnom said apparently Doran was questioning a driver when he was shot down. DORAN WAS married and had two, sons, Eugene, 15, and Pat, 12. A receipt for a driver's licence application was found clutched in Doran's hand. It bore the name David Steven Kehoe. It was issued Tuesday in San Francisco and bore a San Francisco addregs. Kehoe was not known at that address. Police checked all persons named Kehoe in San Francisco. The three men picked up in San Francisco proved they had been hunting in Mendocino County nearly 200 miles to the north. THE SLAIN policeman's gun was missing. An autopsy, however, established he was killed by a gun of different caliber than his service revolver. William Oldfield, Hillsborough police desk officer, made a routine radio check with Doran at 4:01 a.m.. Six minutes later Doran called for a check on license plate SCP-424. The San Bruno police operator radioed it was stolen from an automobile there July 31. "CAR 14 (Doran)," called, "did you copy?" There was no answer. Oldfield Sheriff Earl B. Whitmore was bitter about the killing. He blamed "penny-pinching cities which save money by operating one-man police cars after dark." "Every time an officer gets out of his car to question a party on a country road at night, he takes his life in his hands," Whitmore said.