Trooper William P. Keane

Trooper William P. Keane

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2013

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William P. Keane

Trooper William Keane suffered a fatal heart attack while officially representing the New York State Police in the North American Inspectors Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Trooper Keane had been participating in the timed commercial vehicle inspection events when he began to feel ill. He was transported to a local hospital when his condition worsened, and he passed away a short time later.

Trooper Keane was a U.S. Navy veteran who had served with the New York State Police for 26 years and was assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit in Troop A. He is survived by his wife, seven children, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 4216
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Utah

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Trooper Keane,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2023

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