Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Lieutenant Thomas Kleis was killed in a single-vehicle accident during a high-speed pursuit.
He lost control of his patrol car and hit a row of trees on Shelbyville Road near Edgewood Avenue.
A 16-year-old male suspect was later convicted of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to six years in prison and has since been discharged.
Lieutenant Kleis was survived by his wife, stepson, stepdaughter, mother, father and two brothers.
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