Hundreds Attend Funeral for Local State Trooper

August 30, 2013 Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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August 30, 2013 Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM EDT

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) Over two hundred members of the law enforcement community stood silently at attention as the body of New York State Police Trooper William Keane was taken to its final rest after funeral services at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic church in Hamburg.

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy also was at the service to pay his respects.

A 26-year veteran of the New York State Police, Trooper Keane died on August 23rd after suffering a heart attack while representing New York State at a very prestigious Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance competition and conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 56-year old Lakeview resident was considered one of the top commercial vehicle inspectors in the State - being a nationwide expert on issues concerning transportation of hazardous wastes and radioactive materials.

"Very knowledgeable in what he did. Very well respected. It's a long time 26-years - still out there on the roads doing enforcement," added New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico

Trooper William Keane was a avid sailor who leaves behind a wife and seven children.

"He was truly a loving husband, a good father, and the rock of our family," commented his brother Daniel Keane.

"The roads of Western New York are truly safer because of my brother and his co-workers,"