McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Jake Keltner (McHenry County Sheriff)

Mourners Say Goodbye To Fallen McHenry County Officer

March 13, 2019 - 5:20 pm

WOODSTOCK (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday to remember a sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant last week.

The main gym at Woodstock North High School was filled during Wednesday morning's funeral for McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. More people were in an overflow area.

The Rev. Kendall Koenig, senior pastor of Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Algonquin, said people become heroes for how they live and that Keltner "lived it."

Keltner was part of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force that was trying to serve a warrant on a man for burglary and parole violation charges last Thursday.

WBBM Newsradio/Kris Habermehl

Police say the suspect shot Keltner, fled the Rockford hotel in a vehicle and was arrested hours later after a standoff in central Illinois.

Hear audio from Keltner's wake below:

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