January 18, 1964 - July 31, 2012
Carlos Ellis Keen died in the line of duty on July 31, 2012. He was traveling west on Route 460 in Oakwood when a tractor-trailer hauling gravel rear-ended the VDOT backhoe he was operating.
An avid gardener, hunter and fisherman, Keen enjoyed spending time with his wife of 30 years, their son, and other family members as well as his pugs -- known as his babies -- Lacie and Weasel. He was dedicated employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation for over thirty years.