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Special Agent Bernard J. Kelly | Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Bernard J. Kelly

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, March 11, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Nebraska

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Special Agent Bernard Kelly was shot and killed near Salem, Nebraska, while attempting to stop a suspect's vehicle. Agent Kelly, along with two other officers, observed a vehicle pulling out of a dead end where telephone wire had been reported stolen. As the officers pulled up along side the suspect's car the occupants opened fire striking Agent Kelly.

The suspect plead guilty to second degree murder to avoid receiving the death penalty.

Special Agent Kelly had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 11, 2012


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