Veteran NY trooper dies of heart attack

Trooper William P. Keane, 56, fell ill during a work-related conference and passed away shortly after

By PoliceOne Staff

BATAVIA, N.Y. — A veteran New York State Trooper died last week of a heart attack while attending a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference.

Trooper William P. Keane, 56, fell ill during the North American Inspectors Championship on August 23 and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to ODMP.

Keane was a Navy veteran, father of seven, and grandfather of six. He had been with the State Police for 26 years.

According to the coverage on Transport Topics, conference attendees donated more than $6,000 to Keane’s family.

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