St. Joseph Township Police Department
October 18, 1988
Chief Keith Mills was the first police Chief of St. Joseph Township Police Department, serving since its formation in 1973. Before that he spent 25 years at the Benton Harbor Police Department. He suffered a heart attack in 1980 but returned to duty after recovering. On October 18, 1988, Chief Mills reported for duty in the morning as usual but while at home on his lunch break, Chief Mills suddenly passed away.
Keith Mills was born on June 9, 1924 and his body was laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, Michigan.