Joseph Edward Keene

Chief Engineer Joseph Edward Keene

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On this day in Baltimore Police History 1938 we lost our Brother Chief Engineer Joseph Edward Keene to a work related illness based on the following:

On October 24, 1938 at approximately 8:10 a.m. Chief Engineer Joseph Keene was having engine trouble on a departmental boat, this trouble forced Chief Keene to work the engine while out in the Baltimore Harbor (the harbor was nothing like it is today) while working in the cabin on the boats engine unbeknownst to Chief Keene the engine had two small holes in the muffler of the engine with carbon monoxide escaping into the cab. He was at the foot of Wells Street on Philpot, while working on a boat engine, he became sick, and dizzy. They managed to get the boat ashore and the Chief was taken to a hospital for treatment and to his home where he died on this date 1 Nov 1938. It was determined that Mr. Keene died as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Mrs. Anna Keene was awarded a full police pension by Commissioner Robert F. Stanton.

As his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department we will not let him be forgotten, His service Honored the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department may he rest in peace, and may God bless him.

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End of Watch 1 November, 1938
City, St. Baltimore, Md
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Fall
District Worked Marine Unit

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