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

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.


March 8, 2019

Officer Keltner, thank you for your service and the sacrifices you made for McHenry County. May God bless you and your family.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

March 8, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Deputy Sheriff Keltner.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

March 8, 2019

RIP Deputy Sheriff Keltner. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones and colleagues. Truly tragic incident and may God give his family the strength to get trough this tragic time . Salute and Respect

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

March 8, 2019

With deepest sympathy to this deputy for his service & sacrifice. [The blue porch-lights on and ready-to-go for tonight.]

Such tragic loss is not in vain, and he will not be forgotten by our community of Rockford, Illinois. May he rest in heavenly peace.

May the Lord bring healing to the family, friends & fellow officers.

B. Smith
Rockford resident.

March 8, 2019

God Bless you Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner ❤️, Rest In Peace. We are so thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifice. We are so saddened by this terrible news!! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

Kelly & Eddie King

March 8, 2019


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Deputy Sheriff. We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders. Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE. Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation. Daily we show pride in our chosen profession Law Enforcement, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired, then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in McHenry County in the State of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.............Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.

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Attention All Units.............................................McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner having served the citizens of McHenry County in the State of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

March 8, 2019

Godspeed to the Family , Friends & Survivors, Fellow Brothers & Sisters in Law Enforcement of Jake Keltner.

Our collective hearts ache with sadness, in your great loss.

Thank You for your Heroic and Lifetime of Service.

Donald Bondick
Winnebago County Sheriff (retired)

March 8, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

March 8, 2019

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

March 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it doesn’t help but Jacob is a real hero. You, your children and the department are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Ryan
Friend of Sgt Jerry Mundy EOW 7-9-2003

March 8, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Deputy Keltner. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

March 8, 2019

Your brothers have it from here rip sir prayers for the family

Firefighter/emt Dakota Mitchell
Beaver twp fire department Ohio

March 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 8, 2019

Rest in peace Sheriff Keltner!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 8, 2019

Final Salute Deputy Keltner. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 8, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation & Identification our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner and the extended law enforcement family of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Illinois.

End of Watch Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 8, 2019

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