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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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