Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 week
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 1/12/1965
Patrolman William Keith succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident seven days earlier.
Patrolman Keith, who had only been on the force for three days, was involved in a vehicle pursuit. Patrolman Keith's sergeant, who was riding with him at the time, was firing his service pistol and shotgun at the fleeing car. Patrolman Keith lost control of the vehicle at Southeast 74th Street and South Sunnylane Road and struck a light pole at an estimated 80 mph. Patrolman Keith was taken to a local hospital where he died one week later.
Patrolman Keith is survived by his wife and three young children.