'Dad, I'm Helping You'Gun Kills Boy
A 14-year-old Burbank boy accidently shot and killed himself Sunday night while rushing to help his father investigste noises in the backyard of the family's house. He yelled " Dad, I'm helping you" moments before the pistol he was carrying in a holster discharged and killed him, police said.The boy was Glenn Archer Kellogg. He died of a gunshot wound in the abdomen at St. Joseph Hospital at 9:55 p.m. Police said the boy apparently had taken the .38 caliber Derringer from its hiding place in the den and was rushing through the kitchen to give it to his father, when the gun went off. Police could not determine how or why the gun discharged.
The boy's father, Fermer Kellogg, was investigating noises in the backyard of the home at 701 E. Fairmount. The boy, his father and his mother had been watching television in the den when they heard noises in the yard about 9 o'clock. The father could find no one there, but noises were heard again about 9:20, police said.The father said he heard noises near a gate when he went into the yard from the kitchen door. He yelled for help. Mrs. Kellogg rushed from the house to aid her husband. She heard a gunshot from the kitchen as she ran out the door, she said. Her son yelled that he was helping his father just before the shots sounded, she told police.
The boy was alive when officers arrived at the house. He reportedly died in the emergency room at the hospital.The boy was found on the floor of the kitchen near the door of the adjoining den. The gun discharged while it was in the holster, the shot striking the boy at close range, police said. The youth graduated from Muir Junior High School last month.
Young Shooting Victim's Service ScheduledFuneral services for Glenn A. Kellogg, 14, who accidentally shot and killed himself while rushig to help his father check for a prowler, will be held Wednesday.The services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. in the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.
The boy lived at 701 E. Fairmount and had resided in the city all his life. He was an Eagle Scout and attended the First Christian Church of Burbank.Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fermer Kellogg; a brother, Loren; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kellogg, all of Burbank. The Rev. Dwaine E. Cerbin of the First Christian Church will officiate at the services. A colorguard of Boy Scouts will also attend. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn.
From the Burbank Newspaper, July 1968