Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner

McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner

Your courage and dedication to the safety of everyone will always be remembered.

Kim Fiduccia

March 7, 2024

Jake and his family were our neighbors. We saw them when we were out in the backyard (we shared a property line) and enjoyed watching his oldest grow and the youngest we knew since birth. They were great neighbors, with lovely kids and we would have a neighborly hello/visit with them on family walks too. She has moved away now, and the fence the new owner put up is a constant reminder that he and his family are gone. What a loss for us all.

Lisa Positeri

August 31, 2023

We are so thankful for Jacob's service and so sorry for his family and friends' loss. We visited Crystal Lake beach and sat in the chair that serves as a memory for Jacob, not knowing it at the time until looking at the photos later. It is humbling to be reminded of the service and sacrifice our officers make to keep us safe. We are lifting up this family in prayer.

Jimmy and Karen Streelman
Community Members

July 15, 2021

Thank you for your service. Prayers to your family, blood & blue

Offr. Jerzy Rzotkiewicz & Kim
Marengo PD

March 7, 2021

It was a pleasure to work with Jake. A truly good person and excellent law enforcement officer. God bless him and his family.

Civilian, Angela Wood-Zuzevich
MCSO 2008-2014.

March 7, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 7, 2021

Remembering you and your family, friends, and co-workers on this first anniversary of your end of watch. Thank you for service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Though gratitude will never seem enough...
#1879 Never Forgotten.

Andrea Cox
BLUE 815

March 7, 2020


You are so loved and missed. You will never be forgotten and we talk about you everyday. You are a true hero, thank you for your service.


October 3, 2019

To all the family and friends of Deputy Keltner, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will bless you with comfort, hope, peace and strength as you mourn in the days and years to come. May the wonderful memories you share help to heal your hearts.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

July 22, 2019

My heart goes out to your young family, Officer Keltner. They have to learn to live without you now. You gave your all for this job and we Thank you for that sacrifice. Those words ring so hollow now, I know. I write them over and over lately! Please know that they are meant from my heart and I do sincerely mean them.
Thank you for your Service to your community and your State. May God watch over your family and continue to Bless them as they grieve your loss. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 10, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Keltner. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the entire MCSO.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

Sorry for the loss of the LEO. We all lose so much when such is taken from us. May God give the family and fellow officers they worked with Peace and Strength to carry on.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

April 7, 2019

RIP Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Jake Keltner, Thank you for your Service.
You will not be forgotten.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

April 6, 2019

Keltner family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Keltner thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrafice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

April 4, 2019

Thinking you tonight as we are reminded of hazards our heroes in Northern Illinois face on the job every day. I'll never forget the day of your passing, the procession, the support, and sadness. You may be gone, but you'll always be remembered. Thank you for your service and may justice be served.

Jacob Myroth
Private Citizen
Rochelle, IL

March 28, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

March 28, 2019

It is a fact that I am sure most of those reading this are aware, but it bears reminding, that without people like Deputy Keltner our republic would perish from this earth. The ability of us to live in peace and with relatively little fear of violence as compared to many places on this earth is a testament to people like Deputy Keltner. Thank you for your service, may your society faithfully remember you and care for your family and friends as you have faithfully cared for all of us. Rest in peace, and peace be unto your family and friends in this difficult time.

Det. Richard Hagen #20606
Chicago Police Department

March 25, 2019

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

March 24, 2019

Deputy Keltner, you are a hero. That is no consolation for those you leave behind but it is truth. This animal had no intention of going peacefully, though I know all would have preferred it to the loss of even his life.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 22, 2019

RIP Deputy Keltner. We will be praying for you and your family.

John E. Kowalski, Captain (Ret)
Howell, Michigan Police Department

March 22, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 21, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

March 21, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

March 21, 2019

Thank you Deputy Keltner for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Illinois. You are a true American HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are for your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 20, 2019

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