Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Weapon: Not available
Offender: Charged with manslaughter
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.