Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis

Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis

Beech Grove Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, May 28, 1991

Thomas L. Kleis

Lieutenant Thomas Kleis was killed in an on duty auto accident during a high speed chase. He lost control of his patrol car and hit a row of trees.

Lieutenant Kleis had served with the Beech Grove Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, stepson, stepdaughter, mother, father and two brothers.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 15

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Years have not diminished the wonderful memories I still have of this Brother LEO and Southside Indy comrade. A Great Officer and Gentleman.

Sheriff John Layton
Marion County Indiana

September 29, 2017

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