Policeman William J. Kelly

Policeman William J. Kelly

Austin Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 1876

William J. Kelly

Policeman William Kelly was stabbed to death after being ambushed and attacked by a woman whom he had given a warning to earlier in the day.

The subject and another woman had been involved in a fight that Policeman Kelly broke up. The woman who stabbed him was charged with murder.

Policeman Kelly had served with the Austin Police Department for six years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Officer Kelly,
On today, the 138th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Austin.


United States Border Patrol

August 6, 2015

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