Colonel Steven McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety sadly reports the death of Sergeant William Keesee.
Sergeant Keesee, 49, was killed in a single vehicle crash that occurred just west of Goldthwaite in central Texas. Sergeant Keesee’s patrol vehicle left the roadway traveled down an embankment then rolled over as it struck a guardrail and came to rest in a creek bed. Sergeant Keesee sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene.
A citizen reported the crash about 11:30 pm after finding debris on the roadway and located the patrol vehicle in the creek.
The exact time and cause of the crash is not known and remains under investigation by the Texas DPS Crash Reconstruction Team.
Texas Department of Public Safety was organized in 1837. In the 185 year history of agency Sergeant Keesee is the 217th officer to die in the line of duty.
Sergeant Keesee served the Texas Department of Public Safety for 25 years. He was assigned to the Brownwood Region 5 detachment. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Sergeant William Keesee-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Thursday, October 29, 2015.
Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow
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