richard kelley

West Kentucky High Iron
9:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Remembering Railroad Detective Richard Kelley

Former prosecutor, FBI Agent, and Paducah mayor Albert Jones at the site of Illinois Central Special Agent Richard Kelley's murder, the former South IC Yard in Paducah.
John Paul Henry Photography

On an unseasonably cool May night in 1935, railroad special agent Richard Kelley was gunned down by thieves trapped in a freight car in Paducah's south Illinois Central yard.  Todd Hatton speaks with Kelley's daughter about his legacy, and with the former prosecutor and Paducah mayor who wants to make sure the policeman is remembered.

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