Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1999

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Leslie Dean Keely

Officer Keely was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Michigan State Police patrol car during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit was initiated by a neighboring agency and had entered Flint. As the chase left the city, the Flint units were pulled off of the chase. As Officer Keely was making a U-turn to return to his jurisdiction, his patrol car was struck on the driver's side door by a Michigan State Police vehicle that was still assisting with the chase.

Officer Keely was killed instantly upon impact. The suspect was later arrested and charged with manslaughter, fleeing and eluding police, and other charges.

Officer Keely had served with the agency for just under 15 years and is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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I had the honor of serving with Les from 1995-1999! What an awesome man, officer & friend. I can see him saying something funny during Roll Call & can see him smiling in the back of the station as we loaded up our vehicles. He encouraged me as an officer & boxer. May his memory live long & live strong. Thank you for the memories. God bless.

Officer Tracy Byrd
Clark County School District Police Department Las Vegas, NV

July 9, 2015

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