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McHenry County Sheriff's Office announces parking, procession details for late deputy's services

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has announced details for Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner’s funeral.

Keltner was shot and killed Thursday while trying to serve a warrant to a known fugitive in Rockford. He was a McHenry County Sheriff’s deputy and a member of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered Monday that U.S. and state flags be lowered to half-staff through sunset Wednesday to honor Keltner.

A visitation will be from
2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A formal law enforcement walk-through is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dundee Road will be closed to through traffic during this time, Huntley police said. Residents in nearby subdivisions should expect increased traffic on their streets.

The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road.

Visitors will not be able to park at the funeral home. Everyone must park at either St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, or Walmart, 12300 Route 47, in Huntley. Buses will bring attendees to and from the funeral home.

“Please dress for the weather and anticipate standing outside while waiting to pay your respects,” sheriff’s office officials wrote in a news release.

Parking at the high school Wednesday will be for first responders only. Doors will open at 8 a.m., with law enforcement and other first responders receiving priority seating.

An official procession of law enforcement and emergency vehicles will follow the funeral. The public can line the route to support and honor Keltner. The procession is expected to leave Woodstock North High School about
12:30 p.m. Wednesday and arrive at DeFiore Funeral Home about 3 p.m.

The procession will:

• Leave Woodstock North High School north (right) onto Raffel Road

• Turn west (left) onto Charles Road

• Turn south (left) onto Route 47

• Turn southeast (left) onto Route 14

• Turn south (right) onto Route 31

• Turn west (right) onto James R. Rakow Road

• James R. Rakow Road turns into Randall Road

• Turn west (right) onto Algonquin Road

• Turn south (left) onto Ruth Road

• Turn south (left) onto Dundee Road

• End at DeFiore Funeral Home  

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