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Trooper William F. Kieser | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana


William F. Kieser

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 years, 11 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Trooper William Kieser was shot and killed after responding to a call of a drunk and disorderly man near Ramsey in Harrison County.

Trooper Kieser was off duty cleaning his cruiser when he heard a trooper from the Charlestown post dispatched to the call. Realizing he was closer, Trooper Kieser called in and advised he would respond. When he arrived on the scene the man opened fire before Trooper Kieser could exit his cruiser. Trooper Kieser returned fire but was struck in the hand and dropped his weapon. The suspect continued to fire and fatally wounded Trooper Kieser.

Trooper Kieser had served with the Indiana State Police for nearly seven years and was assigned to the Charlestown post. He also had served with the Tell City Police Department as a police officer for five years and was a US Marine Corps veteran. Trooper Kieser was survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.

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Trooper Kieser,
Sir, as a fellow LEO;former Marine I would just like to say on today-the 52nd anniversary of your death thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but also for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine


United States Border Patrol
March 9, 2017


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