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

Deputy Sheriff

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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I am very honored to be riding in the 2014 Police Unity Tour as part of the Challenge Ride on behalf of Deputy Key. I wear his bracelet with honor. He and his family will be in my prayers always.

Detective Sergeant
New Jersey State Police
May 9, 2014


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