Special Agent Bernard J. Kelly

Special Agent Bernard J. Kelly

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1932

Bernard J. Kelly

Special Agent Bernard Kelly was shot and killed near Salem, Nebraska, while attempting to stop a suspect's vehicle.

Agent Kelly, along with two other officers, observed a vehicle pulling out of a dead end where telephone wire had been reported stolen. As the officers pulled up alongside the suspect's car the occupants opened fire striking Agent Kelly.

The suspect plead guilty to second degree murder to avoid receiving the death penalty.

Special Agent Kelly had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Nebraska
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 11, 2012

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