Jailer Patrick Kelly

Jailer Patrick Kelly

Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1891

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Patrick Kelly

Jailer Patrick Kelly was beaten to death my a mentally ill inmate at the Galveston County Jail.

Jailer Kelly was attacked by the inmate, who struck and kicked him. The inmate then pulled Jailer Kelly into a cell where he beat him mercilessly, stomping on his chest and stomach. The inmate had to be forcibly restrained in order for Jailer Kelly to be rescued and receive medical attention. Jailer Kelly died six days after the vicious attack.

Jailer Kelly had served with the Galveston County Sheriff's Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 14, 1891
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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