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Deputy Albert Lee Kelly | Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

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Albert Lee Kelly

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch: Sunday, December 8, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Kelly and Sheriff Samuel Graham were shot and killed at approximately 2200 hours by an inmate in the county jail. The inmate had obtained a handgun that was smuggled to him in a box of candy. As Deputy Kelly placed inmates into cells the suspect grabbed him and pulled him against the bars. After forcing Deputy Kelly to open the out cell doors the suspect shot and killed him.
Sheriff Graham, who lived in an apartment in the jail, was alerted to the escape and came to investigate. As he did so he was also shot and killed by the suspect. The man fled the jail but was apprehended the next morning in Dover, Delaware. The man was sentenced to two life terms in jail.
Deputy Kelly had been with the agency for one year.

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Sheriff Samuel Adams Graham
Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland
End of Watch: Sunday, December 8, 1968
Cause: Gunfire

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You have not been forgotten Sir. Rest easy.

Sean Kille
Wicomico Co. Sheriff's Dept.
December 8, 2014

 

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