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Flags to be Lowered for Slain McHenry County Deputy

March 11, 2019

Flags in School District U-46 will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

Keltner was shot and killed in Rockford last week while trying to arrest a man on several outstanding warrants. Keltner was a member of a team of deputized marshals, called the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered that U.S. and Illinois flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff through sunset on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Central Management Services.

Keltner’s funeral is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Woodstock North High School in Woodstock.