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Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key | Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

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Chad Christian Key

Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 20

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Deputy Sheriff Chad Key was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Bethany Road shortly before 10:30 pm.

The driver who struck him failed to stop but was arrested a short distance away. The subject was a habitual drunk driver who was out on bond on a previous drunk driving arrest.

The subject was convicted of felony murder and aggravated assault. He was subsequently sentenced to 141 years in prison but is eligible for parole in 30 years.

Deputy Key had served as a corrections officer with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office for 3-1/2 years. He had served as a patrol deputy for only two months. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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Hey brother, I've thought about you a lot lately more than just once a day. A friend of mine asked me about you after seeing your funeral pamphlet on my desk. I explained to them who you were and even though it's been over 2 years I immediately began to smile thinking of the first time I met you and tears soon followed thinking about the call that changed my life. It's amazing how great God is, he put you in our lives for a reason and I thank God that he chose me to be one of the many that call you a friend and a brother. I pray that I can have at least a half of the impact you had in my life in other's because you truly were a blessing to know.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:9-10

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