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‘Heroes are never forgotten’: Law enforcement remembers McHenry County sheriff’s deputy on 5th anniversary of murder

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies say they are remembering sheriff’s deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty five years ago today. “Heroes are never forgotten. Jake’s memory and legacy will continue to live on in our department, our community, and to all those that knew and […]

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‘Will always be a hero’: Law enforcement remembers McHenry County sheriff’s deputy murdered in line of duty

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they are remembering sheriff’s deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty four years ago today. “Deputy Keltner will always be a hero to his family, his brothers and sisters in blue, and his community. He is very much missed, but never forgotten,” the […]

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State’s attorney says local charges have been dismissed against man convicted of killing McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

The state’s attorney announced his office has dismissed local charges against a man convicted in federal court for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner in 2019 in Rockford. Floyd E. Brown, 43, of Springfield, went on trial in March after he was federally charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown […]

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Judge sentences man to 55 years in prison for shooting, killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner

A federal judge sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner in 2019 during an arrest warrant execution. A federal trial began in late March for Floyd E. Brown, 43, of Springfield, who was charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown was indicted […]

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‘Jake will always be watching over us’: Wife of McHenry County sheriff’s deputy killed in line of duty releases statement after trial

The wife of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was fatally shot in the line of duty, said she is happy with the outcome of the trial after Keltner’s murderer was convicted. “It’s hard to even know what to say about the last two weeks. I saw and heard things I can’t unsee/hear and […]

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Jury convicts man of second-degree murder in killing of McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Friday acquitted Floyd Brown of first-degree murder but convicted him of second-degree murder for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. A federal trial began on March 28 for Floyd E. Brown, 42, of Springfield, who was charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown was indicted on charges […]

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Agent testifies that man searched for police ambush videos before shooting, killing McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

An FBI agent testified at the trial of Floyd Brown and said the defendant watched police ambush videos before he allegedly shot and killed McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. A federal trial began on March 28 for Floyd E. Brown, 42, of Springfield, who is facing a slew of charges for shooting Keltner, 35. […]