Corporal Thomas Keith Slay

Corporal Thomas Keith Slay

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thomas Keith Slay

Corporal Thomas Keith Slay was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist another officer. Corporal Slay and another officer were traveling north with lights and siren in an unmarked truck on Veterans Parkway when another vehicle entered their lane and struck their vehicle at approximately 3:00 p.m. The truck left the road and slid sideways, striking a utility pole on the driver's side.

Corporal Slay was transported to The Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma. The other officer was critically injured in the wreck. Both officers were assigned to a multi-agency drug task force.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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As I reflect during the upcoming Law Enforcement Memorial Week, I can not help but think of Keith. Keith and I knew each other for well over twenty years. Though we spent most of our time in different assignments, we remained friends. Keith's last assignment was in a narcotics unit that I was also assigned. Keith died responding to help me and another officer. Keith was a dedicated officer and a good friend. However, the most important thing anyone should know about Keith was his love of Christ. He was a dedicated Christian whose faith was a shining example to all who knew him. Rest well brother,

Retired - detective Jonathan Memmo
Columbus, Ga Police Department

May 14, 2017

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