Patrol Officer Vaughn Edward Kee

Patrol Officer Vaughn Edward Kee

Mount Pleasant Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 13, 1985

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Vaughn Edward Kee

Patrol Officer Vaughn Kee was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

He had stopped a drunk driver in the early morning hours, and while outside of his patrol car, a second drunk driver approached from the rear and struck him. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries approximately four hours later.

The drunk driver who struck him was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officer Kee had served with the Mount Pleasant Police Department for only one month and had previously served with the Capital Police in Columbia and the Knoxville Police Department in Tennessee. He is survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

drunk driver, traffic stop

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When I graduated the Knoxville Police Department Academy in 1986 I thought about how many times we talked about this day, I wish we would have been there standing together. Till Valhalla my brother.

Jack Lakin
Knoxville Police Department

December 13, 2021

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