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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God Bless all involved that day. Officer Kelley, thank you for your service sir and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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