Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Lewis Keller was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at the McInerney & Doran cigar store located inside the interurban station.
While walking his beat, he spotted an open door and as he entered the business a shot was fired at him. He returned fire and in the ensuing shootout both he and one of the suspects were fatally wounded.
Four other male suspects were apprehended. The man who was shot admitted, before dying, that he was the person who shot Patrolman Keller.
Patrolman Keller was survived by his wife.
United States Army