Police Officer Keith Lee Evans

Police Officer Keith Lee Evans

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 9, 1995

Keith Lee Evans

Officer Evans died from injuries sustained on July 3rd while directing traffic for 4th of July celebrations. A drunk motorist that Officer Evans had stopped at an intersection became irate and attempted to drive through. Officer Evans attempted to stop him by reaching into the car to turn off the ignition. The motorist dragged Officer Evans several feet before he fell off of the car and struck his head on the pavement. The suspect was arrested a short time later and served six months of jail time for Officer Evans' death.

Officer Evans had been with his department for 25 years and was due to retire in less than a year.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 445

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Monday, July 3, 1995
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to six months

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Keith Lee Evans of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 9, 2018

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