Chief of Police Keith Bernard Bradford, Sr.

Chief of Police Keith Bernard Bradford, Sr.

Turrell Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Keith Bernard Bradford, Sr.

Chief of Police Keith Bradford suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to assist officers from the Jericho Police Department who were involved in a vehicle pursuit.

He arrived at the location where the pursuit ended and checked on the wellbeing of the officers who had been involved. He returned to the station and collapsed while attending a meeting shortly after 7:00 pm. He transported to the Crittenden County Medical Center where he died several hours later.

Chief Bradford had served in law enforcement for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge T1

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

vehicle pursuit

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Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
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Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

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