Patrolman William J. Keller

Patrolman William J. Keller

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1972

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William J. Keller

Patrolman William Keller was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-76 in Portage County. The driver was apprehended but died before standing trial.

Patrolman Keller was assigned to the Ravenna Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife, child, and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Keller

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William J. Keller of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 15, 2018

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