City Marshal William E. Kelly

City Marshal William E. Kelly

Oxnard Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 20, 1921

William E. Kelly

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.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 44 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

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