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

An earthly life of service ended. The men & women of the Abilene Police Department share in the sadness of yet another L E loss. We pray comfort to family, friends, & coworkers as you grieve this absence. We stand united in gratitude for service and commitment rendered by Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

March 12, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

March 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. May God Bless and we thank you for your service! Rest In Peace... we will take it from here.

DeKalb Police Department

March 11, 2019

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

March 11, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
author unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 11, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

March 11, 2019

You will always be a hero to me and every citizen you protected and served in your career. You made a community come together and forced people to realize how dangerous law enforcement is. No job too difficult no sacrifice too great.

Explorer Noah Brooks
Lake in the Hills (McHenry County) Law Enforcement Explorer

March 11, 2019

Sheriff Keltner, your two young children will grow up not knowing their dad but what they will know about you is your bravery and dedication to your selfless protection of your community. Our Lord will take care of them and you will be rewarded abundantly. May He immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

I'm a civilian who cares & appreciates the dedicated and unselfish service rendered by our police officers. I pray for them everyday, living or dead.

March 11, 2019

God bless you

Officer Cindy Fisher
Washington state department of corrections

March 11, 2019

Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called SON'S of GOD Matthew 5:9

Jimmy Boyd

March 10, 2019

Rest in Paradise Brother Keltner. Prayers to your family, friends t co-workers.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illonois State Police D-16

March 10, 2019

May our God in heaven hold our hero softly in his hands. So very sad for this great man' tragic passing and his most beloved family, department, and friends. May his soul rest for eternity. God bless all of active L.E in our great country.

Det, Mike - Chicago PD/ Ret
Chicago P.D

March 10, 2019

We will never be the same without you. I miss you so much. Rest well, partner.

DJK
MCSP

March 10, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 10, 2019

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 9, 2019

RIP Deputy Keltner,
God bless you and your family. To your family, stay strong and remember all of the good times you had. McHenry County stay strong, LCSO is mourning for you all.

DEPUTY
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF IL

March 9, 2019

Hi. Rest In Peace

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

March 9, 2019

Thank you for your service Officer ,Condolences to your Family .Rest In Peace.

Corporal Stephen Sullivan
Federal Reserve Bank Law Enforcement Retired

March 9, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

March 9, 2019

Thank You Sir for your sacrifice and service. Prayers for your family and agency.

Deputy W. Johnson (Retired)
Richmond Co. S. O. Augusta, Ga.

March 9, 2019

God speed brother

Officer Victor Hitt
New Ellenton Police Dept. ( Retired)

March 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother. Prayers for your family and friends.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

March 9, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Keltner during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matt 5:9
Deputy Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the McHenry County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner, of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, who was shot in the Line-of-Duty on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Depart, dear brother-in-blue, out of this world into the arms of the Father who created you, into the arms of the Son who redeemed you, and into the arms of the Spirit who made you whole. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace. Amen.

Scripture teaches us that:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div
Ordained and Licensed as an Independent Christian Minister
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers
The Peacemakers Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

March 9, 2019

God bless you and your family, you were cherished a a defender of the faith. May peace be with you always.

Doc
Citizen

March 8, 2019

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