As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
April 21, 2014
Ala. officer killed responding to accident call
Officer Down: William Kelley - [Covington County, Alabama]
End of Service: 04/18/2014
By PoliceOne Staff
COVINGTON COUNTY, Ala. — A sheriff deputy with eight years on the force was killed Friday while responding to a single-vehicle crash when it cruiser hydroplaned, striking another vehicle.
Covington County Sheriff's Office deputy William Kelley, 46, was responding to an accident with injuries call, according to ODMP, during heavy rainfall, when the second crash occurred.
Andalusia Star reports that the driver of the other vehicle was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Kelley was a former jailer and left behind a wife, three children, and three grandchildren.
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