Trooper William Michael Kees

Trooper William Michael Kees

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1983

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William Michael Kees

Trooper William Kees was killed in an automobile crash during a vehicle pursuit in Lincoln Parish.

He had made a traffic stop in Ouachita Parish, and as he approached the vehicle, it sped away. He pursued the vehicle for approximately 20 miles before he lost control on a curve on Route 43, between Choudrant and Calhoun, and struck a tree.

The person he was pursuing turned himself a short time later.

Trooper Kees was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Louisiana State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

vehicle pursuit, traffic stop

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Trooper Kees,
On today, the 40th 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 for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2023

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