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

Prayers to the family, friends, and his brothers and sisters in Blue. You will never be forgotten. Go with God.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

March 7, 2019

Officer Keltec thank you for leading they way and paying the ultimate sacrifice. May God watch over your friends and loved ones.

Retired Deputy Sheriff Cliff Ellis
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, N. C.

March 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Keltner. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Keltner Family and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

March 7, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

March 7, 2019

God bless you Deputy Jacob Keltner for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

March 7, 2019

RIP Jake. We all miss you so much already!!

Jennifer Garafol
McHenry County Sheriff

March 7, 2019

Godspeed Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

March 7, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

March 7, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 7, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 7, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Deputy Sheriff Keltner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2019

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator B Rodriguez

March 7, 2019

Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

Cathy Link

March 7, 2019

Today a part of America was assassinated with Deputy Jacob Keltner’s death. This is an outrage, and my heart aches for his family, friends, colleagues, the men and women of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and the people of McHenry County. God bless Deputy Jacob Keltner, and I thank him for his selfless sacrifice of service.

Sgt. Al Castro, (ret)

March 7, 2019

Prayers and thoughts for the immediate family and fellow officers. Thank you Sir for your service and sacrifice. God bless all our first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Osceola C
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

March 7, 2019

RIP, Deputy Keltner. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 7, 2019

Thank you for all you have done. My prayers are with you and your family through this tragedy. You did not die in vain. Let your memory live on. RIP

Blue Lives Supporter Taylor Field
AP Detective

March 7, 2019

Our hearts are broken and we are praying for this family and department. May they feel the comfort, strength and grace of our Lord Jesus.

Chaplain Jim Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

March 7, 2019

Prayers for your family and friend

Sergeant Harold Street

March 7, 2019

Prayers for your family and friends

Sergeant Harold Street

March 7, 2019

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

March 7, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 7, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 7, 2019

Rest in peace, brother. May God open His arms to you and say, "Step forward now, My son. You have borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets. You have done your time in hell."

Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Matthews
U.S. Border Patrol

March 7, 2019

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

March 7, 2019

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