The public is invited to a ceremony Saturday in Brownwood to honor Department of Public Safety trooper Sgt. Karl Keesee, who was killed last year in a one-vehicle accident near Goldthwaite while on duty.
    The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the DPS office in Brownwood, 41 Commerce Square, where a monument will be dedicated. Law enforcement officers, officials and members of Keesee’s family will attend.
    Keesee, who joined the DPS in 1990, was stationed in Brownwood. He was the 217th DPS officer to die in the line of duty since 1837, the DPS has said. He was 49.
    Keesee was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 84 near Goldthwaite the night of Oct. 29 when his patrol vehicle left the roadway, traveled over the guardrail and into a creek bed.
The wreck was reported at approximately 11:25 p.m. after a passing motorist noticed debris on the roadway, according to DPS.

    Keesee was a native of Brownwood and a Brownwood High School graduate.