Funeral held for McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner

WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A funeral was held at a Chicago-area high school for a sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel.

McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner was remembered Wednesday at Woodstock North High School.   3,000 mourners filed out of the school after the funeral for Keltner's final dispatch call.  A procession for law enforcement and emergency vehicles followed.

Mourners can also leave notes and flowers on a sheriff's squad car dedicated to Keltner and parked in Woodstock. The 35-year-old Keltner was a 12 ½-year veteran of the sheriff's office in northern Illinois.

Keltner was part of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force that was trying to serve a warrant on a man for burglary and parole violation charges last Thursday. Police say the suspect shot Keltner, fled the Rockford hotel in a vehicle and was arrested hours later after a standoff.

 

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