Inspector
Albert A. 'Dutch' Kelly
Indianapolis Police Department
Thursday, December 6, 1956

Age: 54
Served: 28 years, 4 months
Badge #:
Panel 39W, Line 6
Panel L1, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, December 5, 1956

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
236 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Inspector Albert Kelly died a day after he was shot while arresting a wanted suspect.

   The man was wanted for the attempted armed robbery at a Bell Liquor Store earlier in the day where he shot the owner. Inspector Kelly and two other officers went to the York Hotel after receiving information that a man matching his description was staying there.

   When officers entered the room, a 22-year-old escapee from a mental hospital opened fire and struck Inspector Kelly three times in the neck and chest.

   A second officer, who was shot in the back and survived, was able to return fire and killed the suspect. Both officers were transported to General Hospital where Inspector Kelly died early the following day.

   Inspector Kelly, who was the second-highest ranking officer with the department at the time, was survived by his wife.

Military Service


United States Navy
World War II


The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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