Patrolman William J. Keller

Patrolman William J. Keller

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1972

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41st anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2013

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