Deputy Sheriff John Henry "Frank" Keller

Photo of Deputy Sheriff John Henry "Frank" Keller
End of Watch: Tue, Jul 9th, 1895
Date of Incident: Tue, Jul 9th, 1895
Cause of Death: Assault
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 41


His wife and daughter


While supervising a chain gang at a quarry, a prisoner struck Deputy Sheriff Keller with a pick axe. The prisoner then stole Deputy Keller's revolver but was shot and wounded by another deputy before he could escape.

Deputy Sheriff Keller was taken to his home on Robberson Avenue where he died later that evening.

The subject who murdered Deputy Sheriff Keller served less than nine years of his 99 year sentence, being pardoned by Governor Alexander Monroe Dockery on May 3, 1904.


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Springfield, Missouri 65802
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