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Police Ride Along Ends Tragically

KOTV - 7/9/2007 5:00 PM - Updated 7/10/2007 6:02 AM

Amanda Kelley's dream was to become a police officer, so whenever she got a chance to ride along with one she jumped at it. The 20-year-old police dispatcher was riding with a Rogers County Sheriff's deputy Friday night, answering a call of a drunk driver, when the deputy's car collided with another vehicle. News On 6 anchor Lori Fullbright reports Amanda and the driver of the other vehicle were both killed.

Amanda Kelley's friends called her A.K. Her father called her AK-47 because she had a big gun pitching arm. She was an All-State pitcher her senior year at Claremore High in 2005. She became a dispatcher for the Claremore Police Department about a year ago, and that's where she caught the bug of wanting to be a police officer.

"She loved what she was doing. She decided she wanted to be a dispatcher and wanted to help people, and she said this is a way I could do that, be an officer," Amanda’s mother Amy Kelley said.

Amanda had bought her own home and was living with several friends, they say she was the self-appointed mother of the group. They all talked to us about her love for animals, especially her white German Shepard Duke that she'd raised from a puppy. Her family will never again be complete without her practical jokes and big laugh.

"It's like having a big puzzle and it's completed and somehow one piece is missing, and nothing you can do will bring it back," said Mark Kelley, Amanda's father.

Amanda’s parents plan to put her favorite items into her casket, her favorite pair of earrings, her favorite lip gloss, her Bible and a gift from a friend serving in Iraq. She'll be buried just a few miles from home, and now her family and friends are trying to adjust to the idea of living without her.

Amanda's funeral is Wednesday. The other woman who was killed, Doris McQueen, was a wife and mother of two young girls. Her funeral is Tuesday.

The sheriff's deputy is in the hospital, recovering from his injuries. The investigation into what happened is ongoing.


Andrea ~ NC Highway Patrol Telecommunications ~ 15 years

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I hope I'm not posting a duplicate topic, but I thought I'd share this with you guys anyway.


Andrea ~ NC Highway Patrol Telecommunications ~ 15 years

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That's so sad. She sounded like a wonderful person. What a tragic loss.


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Sometimes I think we have a pre destined life, and our life candles are just so long,
and sometimes I do not know
sometimes I do not understand
I will add this family to the list of officers adn people, who lived their dream and died in it

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Deputy is my sister-in-law's husband, its a very tragic and difficult situation for my family and I appreciate that no one has posted any negative comments about the situation yet. He was en route to a call when the accident happened and as of this post the OHP had not released a final report. God bless all the familys involved. Thanks- ptl310

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Sad...very sad.

ptl310, I hope he has a speedy recovery.

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Negative comments? It was an ACCIDENT! Accidents are not called "purposes" for a REASON. I just hope the deputy does not suffer or this. The guilt for things like these can be crushing.

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Zamie- The media and talk amoungst LE Depts around here is so "its the cops fault!" all the time that we are on our defenses in any questionable situation. The person killed in the other car was indeirectly connected to another law enforcement agency so as the deputies family we have been on the defensive the whole time.

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Amanda needs to be buried with the full honors of a line-of-duty death. She was, after all, part of the family. God speed Amanda, now you can patrol the streets of Heaven.


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Very tragic when a fine life with a bright future is lost. We need to keep her family and friends in our prayers as well as the injured Deputy. No recriminations should ever be made until the facts are in. Until proven otherwise my prayers go out to this Deputy and his family and friends as well. He is undergoing a horrible sense of loss and guilt I am sure.

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OMG, I live in Claremore (work in Tulsa) I have not heard about this at all until now. It saddens me to hear this, may God comfort all of Amanda's friends and Family and all of the Officers and other dispatchers at C.P.D as well as the deputy and his family. Amanda's family and friends as well as the deputy will be in my prayers.

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I could'nt have said it better Robocop33......so sad.

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Prayers need to be said for all involved families and the community a tragedy like this more than often effect everyone surrounded by it!