Trooper William Rae Kellems

Photo of Trooper William Rae Kellems
End of Watch: Mon, Sep 30th, 1957
Date of Incident: Mon, Sep 30th, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 months
Age: 27


While involved in a statewide search for two gunmen who had killed a Michigan state trooper, Trooper Kellems spotted the suspects driving through Scottsburg, Indiana. After observing the car, Kellems radioed the post, stating that he had stopped the car. As Trooper Kellems approached the suspects' car, two shots were fired out, fatally wounding him.


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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