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Father of slain McHenry County sheriff’s deputy says son’s killer’s 55-year sentence is not enough

The father of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in 2019, said that his son’s killer should have been sentenced to life, not 55 years. A federal trial took place in late March for Floyd E. Brown, 43, of Springfield, who was charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. […]

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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. […]

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Federal trial begins for man charged with shooting and killing McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

A federal trial began Monday for a man charged with shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner during a warrant execution in 2019. Keltner, 35, was working as a Special Deputy for the U.S. Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on March 7, 2019. The task force was attempting to serve […]