Sheriff George P. Kellum

Sheriff George P. Kellum

Brown County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1925

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.

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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff George P. Kellum of the Brown County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 10, 2018

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