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UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy killed at Illinois hotel identified

ROCKFORD, IL – A Sheriff’s deputy killed at Illinois hotel has been identified as 35-year-old Jacob Keltner, a 12 ½-year veteran of department.


In a post on Facebook, Illinois State Police confirmed they are assisting with the active shooter situation in Rockford and have stopped a suspect on the side of I-55 in Logan County, Ill.

“[Illinois State Police] SWAT is on scene and crisis negotiation officers are en route,” the post said.

“The suspect is currently stationary inside of his vehicle on I-55 [south bound] at [mile post] 133 in Logan County.”

The post said I-55 near the 133 mile marker was shut down in both directions.

Logan County is approximately 170 miles south of Rockford.


Police responded to an active shooting situation Thursday morning at a motel in Rockford where a US Marshall was shot.

BREAKING: MASSIVE scene at N. Bell School and State. Police are at the Extended Stay America hotel.

A massive law enforcement presence was on the scene around 9 a.m.

Police were stationed at the Extended Stay America Hotel.

The Wisconsin State Patrol sent out an alert to police agencies in the state asking them to look for a man named Floyd Brown.

He could be driving a silver four-door Mercury with the Illinois license plate BF13112.

Officials think he could be armed with a rifle or long gun.

Police advise if you see the vehicle to call 911. Do not approach the car.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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