Texas Highway Patrolman Killed in Solo-Vehicle Accident


Sergeant William "Karl" Keesee, 49, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, was killed in a solo-vehicle accident on Thursday.

Sergeant Keesee was driving southbound on Highway 84, outside the town of Goldthwaite, when his patrol car careened off the road and into a creek bed. A passing motorist discovered the vehicle accident.



Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement:

Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to Sergeant Keesee’s family during this difficult time. It is important to remember that DPS officers put their lives on the line every day to protect Texas communities and we can never thank them enough for their service. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with his family and the DPS community as they heal from this tragedy.


Sergeant Keesee had been with the Texas Highway Patrol for 25 years.


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