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Police Recruit Kelley Chase | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Recruit

Kelley Chase

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Training accident

Incident Date: 10/12/2012

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Police Recruit Kelley Chase died after suffering a head injury during a defensive tactics test at the Oklahoma City Police Training Center.

He was completing the six-minute long final test with an instructor when he was thrown to the ground and struck the back of his head on a mat. He remained conscious but was unable to stand up again after striking his head. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to internal head injuries the following day.

Police Recruit Chase was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been sworn in as a police officer only four months earlier at the beginning of his academy session. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01
January 1, 2013

 

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