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 Leslie 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 Flint Police Department for almost 15 years. He 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

vehicle pursuit

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Les, It’s Christmas 2021. I’m blessed to be sitting here thinking of all the fun we had working third shift patrol together with Carter McDonald. Over two years of nightly fun. I have plenty of memories to share with you . I think of you often and I have stayed in touch with your brother Dennis. See you soon. Your partner, Gary Hartley

Ofc. Gary Hartley FPD retired
Partner/ Friend

December 25, 2021

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