Conservation Officer Gilmer Fred Keeler

Conservation Officer Gilmer Fred Keeler

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, April 21, 1968

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Gilmer Fred Keeler

Officer Keeler was killed in an automobile crash on Highway 6, 14 miles south of Big Falls, in Koochiching County, while en route to Big Fork.

His vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge abutment.

Officer Keeler had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife, 8-year-old daughter, parents, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Keeler,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Minnesota. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 21, 2018

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