Chief of Police Chester Arthur Calkins

Chief of Police Chester Arthur Calkins

O'Neill Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1952

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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Uncle Chet you were the insperation for my father, myself and my two sons to enter into law Enforcement. You will always be remembered.

Harlan Wood, Det. Sgt. Ret.
St. Joseph Mo. Police Department

May 11, 2015

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