Claude F. Keesey
Pennsylvania State Police
Years of Service: 1 year 5 months
Cause of Death: Vehicle Accident (due to
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,
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