Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley

Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, October 3, 2008

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Rodney Kelley

Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley was killed in an automobile crash on U.S. 82, in Bullock County, when the prison van he was driving collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

Officer Kelley was transporting six correctional officer job applicants from the Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs to the Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore. All six job applicants were also killed in the collision.

The tractor-trailer was speeding while attempting to pass in a no-passing zone when it collided with the van.

Officer Kelley is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Kelley,’
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alabama. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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