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Detective Keith Dressel | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio


Keith Dressel

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 812

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years to life

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Detective Keith Dressel was shot and killed when he and another detective interrupted a drug deal on Ontario Street at approximately 2:00 AM.

One of the suspects fled on foot when the detectives exited their vehicle and identified themselves. Detective Dressel chased that suspect as the other detective took the second suspect into custody.

The juvenile suspect opened fire on Detective Dressel during the foot pursuit, striking him once in the chest. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Dressel was able to return fire, but did not strike the shooter. The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody later in the day after agreeing to turn himself into his probation officer.

On November 30, 2007, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years to life.

Detective Dressel had served with the Toledo Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the Vice / Narcotics Bureau. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, brother, and sister.

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I do not Know you nor do you know me. I am tasked to find a Fallen Hero to train in honor of. I am from Toledo and can remember the day you paid the ultimate sacrifice for the City of Toledo's safety. To your Family Thank you for bringing such a great man into this world. I am sure he is protecting heaven with the other fallen hero's.
Sir I thank you for all you have done and on 17 July 2015 My class will train in your honor.

July 16, 2015


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