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 is survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • 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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The first fatality I investigated as a Detective in Mount Pleasant. He was a fine Officer that had recently gotten engaged.
The person who hit him was a local restaurant manager who had too much to drink. He received a10 year sentence. Officer Kee’s sentence was for life.

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City of Georgetown Police

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