Special railroad patrolman, George R. Kebort was shot and killed while clearing transients from Southern Pacific Co. property.
Jim Sellers and his companion Jesse Pratt had been ordered off the property in Roseville by Officer Kebort. An argument and fight ensued and as Kebort reached for his club, Sellers grabbed the officer’s Smith & Wesson 38 Special from its holster. Sellers began firing as Kebort reached for a tear gas gun in his pocket. Officer Kebort’s body was found with bullet wounds in the neck, thigh, and above the right eye. Sellers surrendered and admitted to the slaying.
Officer George Kebort was survived by his wife, Agnes.