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City Marshal William E. Kelly | Oxnard Police Department, California Oxnard Police Department, California

City Marshal

William E. Kelly

Oxnard Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 44 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Kelly and Sheriff Edward McMartin, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed during a shootout with a wanted man. The suspect was later shot and killed in a battle with pursuers.

Marshal Kelly had served in law enforcement 44 years. He had previously served as sheriff of Dakota County, Nebraska, and as the United States Marshal for Nebraska. He was appointed Oxnard's first city marshal in 1898.

He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Sheriff Edmund Guy McMartin
Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Kelly. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 19, 2012

 

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