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THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

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

1903-1927

Incident Details

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.