On Tuesday morning in Goldthwaite, a section of U.S. Highway 84 was dedicated in honor of Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Sgt. William "Karl" Keesee.
A ceremony was held at Goldthwaite High School honoring the fallen officer, who died in the line of duty on Oct. 29, 2015.
Mills County Judge Ed Smith signed the county commissioner’s resolution granting the memorial designation, “DPS Sgt. William ‘Karl’ Keesee Memorial Highway,” on the section of US 84, from CR 100 to FM 1029.
Guest speakers at the ceremony were Texas DPS Northwest Regional Director Joe Longway; State Representative (District 59) J.D. Sheffield; Texas Highway Patrol Chief Ron Joy; and Sergeant Keesee’s son, Trooper Karlton Keesee.
Attending the ceremony were members of Keesee’s family and close friends, representatives from the Texas Highway Patrol and the Texas Department of Transportation; local officials; and members of the Goldthwaite High School student body.