Chief of Police Chester Arthur Calkins

Chief of Police Chester Arthur Calkins

O'Neill Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1952

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Chester Arthur Calkins

Chief Calkins was shot five times and killed as he sat in his patrol car on Main Street. A suspect was arrested for the murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 27, 1953.

Chief Calkins was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I remember the incident very well I was living in Atkinson, Nebr at the time and remember
they were looking for a Kaiser car at the time and it was the person that shot him as they
sat in Chets Patrol car, The shooter went to Nebraska Prison for life.


March 15, 2021

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