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Officer Melvin Alan Keddy | East Kingston Police Department, New Hampshire East Kingston Police Department, New Hampshire

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Melvin Alan Keddy

East Kingston Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Thursday, September 7, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 184

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 9/7/1995

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Keddy was struck and killed by a drunk driver vehicle while investigating a one car accident. He was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was charged in connection with Officer Keddy's death and accepted a plea bargain following a hung jury.

Officer Keddy had served as a part-time officer with the East Kingston Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his two children.

On September 7, 2005, a portion of Route 125 was dedicated as the Officer Melvin A. Keddy Memorial Highway.

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Some people may call this an accident, I call it a murder and the weapon was alcohol and a 2,000 lb vehicle which is just as lethal as a .357 magnum revolver. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten by those that love you. Thank you for your service to others and law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 7, 2013

 

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