Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Leslie Dean Keely

Uncle Les,

Two years has already passed, but at times it still feels like it was just yesterday since you were taken from us. I can't begin to tell you how much life changed for many of us once you were gone. The adjustments haven't always been easy, but we've made it a long way these 2 years. Mom and dad are really looking out for your family and spend a lot of time with the boys. You'd be very proud of your boys - they are such pillars of strength. Well...most of the time.

The main reason I submit this reflection is to ensure that you are never forgotten and so you know that we still remember and love you always. I couldn't be there for the sentencing of the man who caused your death, but my thoughts are cetainly back in Flint, even if the miles between here and there are so much further now than they were before. I hope in your honor that justice is served...for in valor there is hope.


Donna Jo

I just want to say that Les was one of the best guys I've ever met on the job. He was the first officer that I knew personally that had died. I had just answered a call with him about two days prior and can remember standing directly next to him. About 2 to 3 weeks prior to that, I was at a call where he was almost shot and remember talking with him. The news of his loss was a total shock, especially because he was not known as a "cowboy cop." In fact, when I had heard someone had died, several other names immediately came to mind...never in a million years would of I guessed his. He answered his calls and would always back you up. He did his job. I can remember actually crying in the cruiser the very next day at work while seeing other cruisers seem to drive around slowly as if they were lost. I can remember thinking "Why?" Anyway, I hope the family of Les is doing good and god bless them. Jason.

Police Officer - Jason Cate
Flint Police Department

I have been reading all of the posts left for Les. I began to cry several times. As a Police Officer and a father, I mourn terribly for Les. I can see that Les made such an impact on everyone that he knew. I am so sorry that he had to meet this fate. May the Lord bless all of Les' family and brothers and sisters.

Les is telling jokes at the union upstairs. Our fallen brothers and sisters are at ease with Les by their side.

God Bless Les.

Deputy Matthew Crisafulli
Worcester County Sheriffs Office
Worcester County, Maryland.

Deputy Matt Crisafulli
Worcester County Sheriffs Office/Maryland

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