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Deputy Sheriff William Kelly | Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

William Kelly

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 1, 1896

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy William Kelly and Deputy William Green were shot and killed from ambush while searching a settlement used by a group of horse thieves.

The suspects burned both deputies' bodies after murdering them. Eight suspects were arrested in connection with the murders. Five were convicted and sentenced to death, but the sentences were later commuted to life.

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