Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 96-3
Location: South Dakota
Weapon: Person; Alcohol involved
Offender: One killed, one in custody
Police Officer Kelmer One Feather was killed while transporting two suspects, one of whom had just been arrested for DUI.
The DUI suspect was handcuffed, but the second suspect was not. Both subjects were placed in the back seat of Officer One Feather's Ford Expedition. Because the vehicle had no cage, one or both of the suspects were able to enter the front of the vehicle and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the vehicle crashed, killing Officer One Feather and the un-handcuffed suspect. The second suspect was taken into custody.
Officer One Feather had served in law enforcement for 20 years.