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Special Agent Bernard J. Kelly

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1932

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My name is Pete Kelly. This man was my Grandfather. I never met him but if he was anything like his son, my Father he was a great man.

Pete Kelly

October 5, 2022

A Colt, M-1911, .45 cal pistol, SN: 52893 was identified as the murder weapon. It is currently on display at the J.M. Davis Gun Museum, Claremore, OK. The suspect Ambrose Aloysius Piersch was sentenced to 30 years Nebraska State Penitentiary, for 2nd Degree Murder.

Those opposing a request for commuted sentence and parole by Piersch on 13 Dec 1944, were Mrs. B.J. Kelly, widow, Oscar Perterson, Spl Agent, MP RR (also wounded by Piersch), J. Falloon, Former Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff Irvin Gates, Police Chief Chief Judd Ankrom, and Co. Atty John Wiltse.

Russ Bryan Sr. Manager (Ret)
BNSF Railway Police

October 11, 2018

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

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010



April 7, 2008

Special Agent Kelly, today marks the 76th anniversary of your murder. You gave your life in protecting one of America's most vital assets, our railroads. You are not forgotten and you are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 11, 2008

Agent Kelly, I instruct a course on officer safety in railroad environments. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 25, 2004

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