THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

  Private Claude F. Keesey
Pennsylvania State Police
Troop "C"

1903-1927

Biographical Info
Age: 23
Years of Service: 1 year 5 months

Incident Details
Cause of Death:  Vehicle Accident (due to icy roadway)
Date of Incident:
January 4, 1927


Claude F. Keesey was born May 21, 1903, at York, Pennsylvania.

He enlisted with the Constabulary on August 21, 1925, and was assigned to Troop C, Reading.

At 10:45 p.m., January 4, 1927, while patrolling the Baltimore Pike, one mile west of Media, Delaware County, Keesey's vehicle skid on the icy roadway and struck a telephone pole. He was killed instantly. Frank Minetti, 21, of Media, a passenger in the vehicle was also killed.


Keesey was buried in the Violet Hill Cemetery in York. He was survived by his father, Mr. W.G. Keesey, of York.

Keesey, 23, completed one year and five months of Constabulary service.