Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Sheriff C. Roy Kelly | Howell County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Howell County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff

C. Roy Kelly

Howell County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, December 19, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/19/1931

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Sheriff C. Roy Kelly was shot and killed by two members of the Barker Gang while investigating a suspicious car. One of the suspects was responsible for the murder of Chief Manley Jackson, of the Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas.

This suspect was later shot and killed by FBI agents. The second suspect was apprehended and committed suicide in 1979.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Chief of Police W. J. McAnally
Beggs Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 18, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Emil Osborn
Laramie County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming
End of Watch: Monday, August 1, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Joseph G. Marshall
Wichita Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 9, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff William Fred Sweet
Washington County Sheriff's Department, Iowa
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 25, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

Chief of Police Manley Jackson
Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Sunday, November 8, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Leo R. Gorski
Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Sunday, December 18, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Chief of Police Otto H. Reed
McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Leo Pavlak
South St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 30, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Miles Cunningham
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, September 22, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Although I didn't know Sheriff Kelly personally, The Heartfelt loss of his life in the manner it was taken will linger with me for ever, Some days as I patrol past where the Barker gang gunned him down I visualize what happened that day. As a succeeding Deputy for Howell County it is truly an honor to serve in the same county of which Sheriff Kelly was the our honorable Sheriff.

Lt. Mike Coldiron
25 years of service
December 20, 2011

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths