Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1999

Add to My Heroes

Leslie Dean Keely

Officer Leslie Keely was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Michigan State Police patrol car during a vehicle pursuit on Lapeer Road between Howe Road and Lombardy Street.

The pursuit was initiated by a neighboring agency and had entered Flint. As the chase left the city, the Flint units were pulled off of the chase. As Officer Keely was making a U-turn to return to his jurisdiction, his patrol car was struck on the driver's side door by a Michigan State Police vehicle that was still assisting with the chase.

Officer Keely was killed instantly upon impact. The suspect was later arrested and charged with manslaughter, fleeing and eluding police, and other charges.

Officer Keely had served with the Flint Police Department for almost 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

vehicle pursuit

Most Recent Reflection

View all 83 Reflections

Still feels like yesterday you were here. I think about you every day. You are missed by so so many. Your laughter, your jokes and your kind heart. I have felt you by my side riding shotgun in my cruiser. Miss you more than you will ever know. RIP Les, you were one of a kind.

Deputy Retired
Genesee County

September 24, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.