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Patrolman Lewis Keller | South Bend Police Department, Indiana South Bend Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

Lewis Keller

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 25, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Lewis Keller was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at a cigar store while walking his beat and checking buildings. He spotted an open door and as he entered the business a shot was fird at him. He returned fire and in the ensuing shootout both he and one of the suspects were mortally wounded. Four other suspects were apprehended. The suspect who was shot admitted, before dying, that he was the person who shot Patrolman Keller.

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