Community mourns slain Deputy Jacob Keltner; Rockford hotel shooting suspect Floyd E. Brown remains hospitalized – WLS-TV

Community mourns slain Deputy Jacob Keltner; Rockford hotel shooting suspect Floyd E. Brown remains hospitalized - WLS-TV

Federal murder charges filed in death of Illinois deputy

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois man faces federal murder charges in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy that led to an hourslong standoff with police along an interstate.

Floyd E. Brown is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Rockford, where prosecutors say he fatally shot a deputy working with a U.S. Marshal's Service fugitive task force serving Brown an arrest warrant.

The Chicago Tribune reports Brown remained hospitalized Friday. Brown also faces first-degree murder charges in Winnebago County.

Thirty five-year-old Jacob Keltner worked for the McHenry County sheriff’s office and was part of the task force trying to serve an arrest warrant in the Rockford hotel at about 9:15 am, when the suspect, 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, fired a rifle inside a hotel room.

Brown is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. Police say Brown then fled in a vehicle south before it crashed and the standoff began. It ended with Brown in custody.

CHICAGO, March 7 (Xinhua) — An officer who was shot while serving an arrest warrant at a hotel in Rockford in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois Thursday morning has died of injuries.

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Court documents show police found other firearms, weapons and ammunition in the hotel where Brown was staying.

Patrick Kunzer/[email protected] line the street in Huntley for Friday evenings procession to a funeral home in Huntley for fallen McHenry County sheriffs deputy Jacob Keltner. Keltner was shot Thursday morning while attempting to serve a warrant at a Rockford hotel and subsequently died from his injuries.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WEEK) — Condolences from across the state are pouring in for a McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy killed in the line of duty today in Rockford.

Just before the procession rolled through Main Street in Huntley, Lee Greenwoods “God Bless the USA” blared through the open doors of Parkside Pub. Melissa Strauss-Puckett commented on a live feed of the procession that the BBQ King Smokehouse, on Coral Street, held a moment of silence as the procession passed.

Deputy Jacob Keltner, a 13-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was assisting the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in apprehending Floyd E. Brown, 39, at a Rockford hotel when he was shot. Keltner died later Thursday.

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“For those of us in the McHenry County Sheriffs Office, this is bitter news. Deputy Keltner was an integral part of our office, someone who had risen quickly to greater responsibilities after he was first sworn in in 2006. He was loved and respected by all his colleagues, and he will be sorely missed,” said McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim.

He had been scheduled to make an initial appearance before a federal judge in Rockford at 10 a.m., but that hearing was later stricken. Authorities said he had not yet been transferred from custody in Logan County to the federal lockup in Rockford. His initial hearing has been rescheduled for Monday at 1 p.m., and Brown has been assigned a public defender.

“The people of Illinois join the family of the fallen officer in mourning his loss, and with our deepest gratitude for his courageous service,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker in a tweet.

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Today, we lost a respected member of our community, a man who served the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for the last 13 years with honor and courage,” said U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon). “The death of Deputy Sheriff Jake Keltner is a devastating loss, and my heartfelt prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

My heart aches for the McHenry County Sheriffs deputy who was shot and killed this morning – and I join the community of Rockford and all Americans to pray for him and his family,” said U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline). “As the wife of a sheriff, I know today is the nightmare any family of a law enforcement officer fears and the phone call one prays they never have to pick up. Our brave law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for our communities, and I want to thank the first responders who were at the scene today.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (NBC News) — Law enforcement officials in Rockford held a procession for a deputy who was shot while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning.

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Brown was taken into custody by Illinois State Police on Interstate 55 in Lincoln shortly after 5 p.m. after an hours-long standoff.


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