Police Recruit Kelley Chase

Police Recruit Kelley Chase

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 2012

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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.


  • 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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Officer Chace,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 13, 2022

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