At 1:00 pm on June 2, 1903, Officer Keenan and Officer Emmett Clune were
attempting to take to take two people
to safe ground during high waters from the second story of the Adams house at 1032 Union Street. They were on the way to the viaduct when the officers' boat capsized and Officer Keenan was swept
away in the flood waters. Officer Clune and the two men
they were attempting to rescue
were able to make it to shore.
Officer Keenan was a member of the police force for three years. He was survived by his mother. Interred: Mount St Mary's Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant