The father-son relationship between Tom and Kevin Keller is unspecified due to lack of interactions, but they care for one another. After receiving word from Kevin's recent activities from Betty, Sheriff Keller became more worried for his son's safety. Admitting that there were certain things, such as Kevin's sexuality, that they never talked about, until now, Tom was willing to start trying to be more involved in Kevin's life, as a concerned parent should be.
Sometime before the start of the series, the Sheriff became aware of his son's sexual orientation, and was very accepting and supportive of his son.
Throughout Riverdale Edit
After Kevin and Moose Mason had their hook-up aborted the night before when they found the corpse of Jason Blossom washed up at Sweetwater River, Betty asked Kevin if he was alright. He was, if anything, he was more traumatized from having to explain to his father why he and Moose were out at the river together.
As Sheriff Keller went over the details of the case at home, Kevin asked if he could borrow the truck for the drive-in. He didn't have a date for the closing night, so he went with Veronica Lodge. Sheriff Keller asked his son if there was possibly a nice gay kid at school, which there was, but unfortunately, it was Kevin himself. Before handing Kevin the keys, he told him "No cruising guys tonight", making Kevin cringe. A lot of inappropriate activity took place in the woods surrounding the drive-in, not to mention they still had not captured Jason's killer, on top of all the unsavory characters on that side of town, he insisted that Kevin stay in the truck.
That night, when the Sheriff and his son arrived home, they noticed that their front door had been kicked in. Firearm drawn, the Sheriff slowly entered the residence and discovered that the case work on Jason Blossom's murder had been stolen.
After noticing that Kevin was consistently going through the woods, where he would usually go for a jog to meet men. After a chain of events that have occurred during late at night, that usually happen in the woods. Betty began to worry for Kevin, as she tried to warn him not to go back. However, he didn't listen. Concerned for his well being, Betty informed Kevin's father, Sheriff Keller, about Kevin's recent events. Later that night, the Sheriff was seen seated in his dinning room as he waited for Kevin to return home, which Kevin did. However, when the Sheriff asked Kevin as to where was he out to so late at night. Kevin replied with an excuse that he was helping Betty out with something. Not knowingly knowing that Betty had came by his house earlier, looking for him. As his father informed him, that he and Betty had a talk earlier about his issues as to what he was going through, and what Kevin was doing to coup with it. Sheriff Keller later gets up from his seat, as he walks towards Kevin slowly. Telling Kevin with the recent events that have occurred lately in Riverdale, he needs to know that he's safe. Making sure that Kevin understands what he's telling giving him a clear message. While later telling Kevin, that he's aware that theirs certain things that they don't talk about together, "implying about Kevin being gay." Telling Kevin that he thinks its about time that they talked about these things with each other, as his father could see that Kevin was having a hard time lately. As Kevin agreed with his father, later hugging it out as Kevin cried it out on his fathers shoulder.
- Kevin: "Can I borrow the truck for the drive-in?"
- Sheriff Keller: "You got a date?"
- Kevin: "No, I'm going with Veronica."
- Sheriff Keller: "Oh, okay. I mean, is there not a nice gay kid at your school?"
- Kevin: "Yeah. There is. Me."
- ―Sheriff Keller supports his son[src]
- ↑ Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
- ↑ Grassi, Michael (writer) & Piznarski, Mark (director) (February 16, 2017). "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 4. The CW.