McHenry, IL. – The United States and Illinois State flags will be flying at half-staff at state facilities in honor of the service and memory of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner who was killed in the line of duty on March 7.
“Deputy Keltner was killed while serving a warrant on a suspect sought by the U.S. Marshalls Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. He gave his life to protect all of us. His death is a great loss for all of us, especially for his family and friends, and the citizens of McHenry County,” said Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry).
The Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services received an immediate notice from the Governor’s office Monday that flags are to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Deputy Keltner was working with the Task Force when he was shot at a Rockford hotel where the suspect, Floyd Brown of Springfield, was staying.
According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at the DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road in Huntley. Public visitation hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road in Woodstock.
The Sheriff’s Department is encouraging the public to line the official procession route on Wednesday to show their support and honor Deputy Keltner. The procession route will be for law enforcement and emergency vehicles only. Route details and related information are available on the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McHenryCountySheriff/.
Deputy Keltner is survived by his wife Becki and two young boys, Caleb and Carson.
“Please keep Deputy Keltner’s family in your prayers as they go through this very difficult time,” said Wilcox.