Greencastle PD announced passing of Chief Keith Russell

UPDATES: Chief Russell’s funeral and memorial services, as well as a fund to support his family have been made public. The full details can be found here.


01 June 2024- Police around the tristate area are saddened today as they have announced the death of Greencastle Police Department Chief Keith Russell. As of right now, his cause of death has not been released, but the Borough and PD have announced preliminary info.

Full message from Greencastle PD is available below.


Greencastle Police Department, located in Franklin County, PA, is saddened to announce the off duty medical death of Police Chief Keith Russell.

Chief Russell was sworn in as Chief on 06 May 2024, with 23 years of police service, and is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Please keep Chief Russell’s family, the Greencastle Police family, and our community in your thoughts and prayers.