Keith Sandy

Continuing a legacy of public service...

Ray Sandy, Keith's father, was shot and seriously wounded in the line of duty while he served on the Albuquerque Police Department in 1970.

Keith Sandy was born in 1975 and was raised in New Mexico.  He is married and has 3 children.  His police career started with the New Mexico State Police in November 1996.  Until March 2001, he was a uniformed patrol officer.  At that point he earned his Criminal Investigation’s Badge.  After four years of detective assignments, Keith moved to the NMSP SWAT Team.

In 2007, Keith left the NMSP and moved to the Albuquerque Police Department, serving as a Field Services Officer through 2010, when he was selected to work on the Vice Squad.  In 2012, he moved to the Repeat Offenders Project (ROP Team) where he served until March 16, 2014.  He retired from APD as of December 31st, 2014.

Keith’s story is, of course, much more extensive than this simple time line biography relates.  He has asked that his privacy be maintained to the maximum extent possible. His guiding principle is to protect his loved ones, family, and friends from any conceivable exposure to the harsh glare of publicity.

Keith Sandy’s career was marked by courage, humility, empathy, and professionalism.  Police work for him was not just a job, but a calling.  He reveres those who came before him, knowing that his career was built on the backs of giants who paved the way for him.  He too stood tall through every day of his 19 year career.

“The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and serves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
— Psalm 34:17-19, a psalm of David