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Sheriff Myles S. Keller | Perkins County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Perkins County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

Sheriff

Myles S. Keller

Perkins County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch: Sunday, November 9, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/31/1924

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed by Sheriff Keller

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Sheriff Myles Keller was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man who was firing a gun into the street from a pool hall.

Sheriff Keller was called to the town of Elsie because residents believed that there could be some trouble after a dance that was being held that evening. After arriving in town, Sheriff Keller and a Deputy observed a man firing a .25 caliber handgun from a pool hall into the street. Sheriff Keller approached, and ordered the suspect to put his hands up. The suspect fired his pistol, striking Sheriff Keller in the stomach. Sheriff Keller returned fire, striking the suspect in the shoulder. Despite is stomach wound, Sheriff Keller was able to disarm the suspect and place him into handcuffs before collapsing. The suspect died six days later from the wound.

Sheriff Keller was taken to a hospital in the town of North Platte, where he died 10 days later from his wounds.

Sheriff Keller was a widower, and was survived by his two daughters, seven sisters and six brothers.

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Thank you Sheriff Keller for your bravery. You gave your life that others might be safe and for this we are so grateful. My son just retired from the North Las Vegas Police Dept., I'm so thankful that he was able to serve & leave unharmed. May God protect our officers.
In loving memory...

Sharron Wood
A distant cousin
November 10, 2017

 

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