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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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2 McHenry County sheriff’s deputy, including slain deputy Jacob Keltner, awarded Medal of Honor

Two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies, including deputy Jacob Keltner, who was killed in the line of duty, were awarded the Medal of Honor during a state ceremony Wednesday. 136 law enforcement officers from 41 agencies in Illinois were honored in Springfield by Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly for acts of […]

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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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New sheriff’s canine in DuPage County named Jake in honor of slain McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

A new police canine in DuPage County was named Jake in honor of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2019. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office announced their new bloodhound’s name earlier this week. The 9-week-old black and tan bloodhound began his year-long training on […]