Floyd Brown, the man accused of killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Kiltner during a shootout in Rockford on March 7th, made his first appearance in federal court in Winnebago County on Monday.
Brown was wheeled into court in a wheelchair while police, along with members of Deputy Keltner’s family, looked on.
The prosecution is seeking to detain Brown until his trial, due to his flight risk and supposed danger to society.
Brown’s sister, Christina, spoke with reporters in the lobby of the Stanley J. Roszkowski United States Courthouse, 327 South Church Street, and said “My heart goes out to all of them,” on seeing all the law enforcement gathered.
Keltner was shot outside the Extended Stay America hotel at 747 N. Bell Schol Road Thursday morning. He was with a Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force trying to serve a warrant on a suspect.
Keltner was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition following the shooting, and was later pronounced dead.
McHenry County Sheriff Bill Primm says Keltner was hired by the department in 2006. He described Keltner as a hard working, dedicated man who came from a law enforcement family.
Sheriff Primm says Keltner volunteered for the position with the U.S. Marshals. The McHenry County Sheriff says the outpouring of support from local law enforcement and the community has been tremendous.
The visitation for Deputy Keltner be held Tuesday, March 12th at the DeFiore Funeral Home located at 10763 Dundee Road, in Huntley, IL.
It will be open to the public from 2pm to 8pm, with the formal law enforcement walk through at 6pm.
The funeral is the next day, Wednesday the 13th,at Woodstock North High School, located at 3000 Raffel Road in Woodstock, IL.
The services will begin at 10am.