Patrolman William H. Keith

Patrolman William H. Keith

Del City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, January 19, 1965

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William H. Keith

Patrolman William Keith succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident seven days earlier.

Patrolman Keith, who had only been on the force for three days, was involved in a vehicle pursuit. Patrolman Keith's sergeant, who was riding with him at the time, was firing his service pistol and shotgun at the fleeing car. Patrolman Keith lost control of the vehicle at Southeast 74th Street and South Sunnylane Road and struck a light pole at an estimated 80 mph. Patrolman Keith was taken to a local hospital where he died one week later.

Patrolman Keith is survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 12, 1965
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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This is my Dad and they will be dedicating the new Del City police department which will be named The William H. Keith Police Building and Municipal Court on July 12 2012. To the city of Del City from the Keith family we are so honored Thank You and may God bless all of the fallen officers and there families.

Jeremy Keith
Son of William H. Keith
July 5, 2012

Jeremy Keith

July 5, 2012

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