Chief of Police Ernest H. Keller

Chief of Police Ernest H. Keller

Drumright Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, August 10, 1916

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Ernest H. Keller

Chief Ernest Keller was shot and killed by two men who mistook him and another officer as robbery suspects.

Chief Keller and the officer had been notified that two robbers were walking along railroad tracks near a slaughterhouse. As the two officer walked down the tracks they observed two men approaching and ordered them to throw up their hands. The man instead opened fire, killing Chief Keller and wounding the other officer.

The two men were also looking for the robbers and mistook the officers for the suspects.

Chief Keller was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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