The NYSP is reporting that Trooper William P. Keane of Troop A-Batavia died of a heart attack on Friday, Aug. 23, while attending a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 56 years old.
Keane spent his 26-year career in Troop A, first assigned to Fredonia outside Buffalo. He had been a member of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) since 1995. Prior to entering State Police, Keane served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his seven children and his five grandchildren.