Police Recruit Kelley Chase

Police Recruit Kelley Chase

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kelley Chase

Police Recruit Kelley Chase died after suffering a head injury during a defensive tactics test at the Oklahoma City Police Training Center.

He was completing the six-minute long final test with an instructor when he was thrown to the ground and struck the back of his head on a mat. He remained conscious but was unable to stand up again after striking his head. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to internal head injuries the following day.

Police Recruit Chase was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been sworn in as a police officer only four months earlier at the beginning of his academy session. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Incident Date Friday, October 12, 2012

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

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