A deputy U.S. marshal in Nebraska died at home Monday following a 15-month battle with cancer.

Paul Keyes, 41, was a team leader on the Metro Fugitive Task Force and specialized in threat management cases and protective operations, William Iverson, a spokesman in the U.S. Marshals Service in Lincoln, said in a news release Wednesday.

Keyes began his Marshals Service career in 2003 in Minnesota, was promoted to supervisor in South Dakota in 2012 and transferred to Nebraska in 2014.

He also served in the U.S. Army and Air Force reserves.

Iverson said Keyes had won the U.S. Marshals Forsyth Award for bravery in connection with a shooting incident in South Dakota.

A visitation service and memorial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St.

A private memorial service will be in New York at a later date.

He is survived by his mother, brothers, his four children and his dog Molly.

 

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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