Sheriff George P. Kellum

Sheriff George P. Kellum

Brown County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1925

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George P. Kellum

Sheriff Kellum was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to jail. He had just arrested the man for possessing five gallons of illegal whiskey in his car. During the drive to the jail the man pulled out a concealed handgun and shot Sheriff Kellum.

The 23-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. On November 12, 1968, he was informed that he was eligible for parole.

Sheriff Kellum had been with the agency for ten months.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 9, 2020

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