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Deputy Sheriff William Con Keirsey | Carter County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Carter County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

William Con Keirsey

Carter County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 10, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy William Keirsey was shot and killed while he and the undersheriff were questioning two brothers about a stolen car at their home.

Several days later one of the suspects was shot and killed by police in Wichita, Kansas. The other suspect was apprehended in Hereford, Texas. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. On September 3, 1934, he died in prison at the age of 23 of complications from a stroke.

Deputy Keirsey's uncle, police officer Ben Collins, of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, was shot and killed in the line of duty on August 1, 1906. His brother, Patrolman Jim Keirsey, was also shot and killed in the line of duty the previous year while serving with the Seminole Police Department.

Deputy Keirsey had been employed with the Carter County Sheriff's Office for ten years.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Police Officer Ben C. Collins
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 1906
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman James A. "Jim" Keirsey
Seminole Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Thursday, November 7, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

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