Lloyd Eldridge Kelly, 60 a retired deputy chief of the metropolitan police force in Washington, died of emphysema Friday at Arlington Hospital.
As army veteran of both World Wars, he had organized, trained and commanded the department's civil [WORD ILLEGIBLE] unit, known also as the riot squad, in 1948.
That same year, he was named commander of the department's newly formed civilian reserve corps, made up of auxillary police.
He was known as a disciplinarian, who carried his military training into his police work.
Born in Fento, Mich., Chief Kelly came to Washington with his family at the age of 6. He attended KcKinley Tech High School but dropped out before graduation.
Instead, he enlisted in the Army and in 1916-17 was a sergeant in the field, chasing Pancho Villa, the Mexican bandit, across the border.
That job was hardly over, when Chief Kelly was commissioned a second lieutenant and sent it France in World War I. He was wounded by gas shell fragments while commanding a machine gun platoon in the battle of Argonne Forest.
He returned to Washington after the war joined the police force in May, 1919. He started out as a foot partolman and then became a motocycle officer. As he rose through the ranks, he served in various procincts until 1933 when he became the commander of the old 8th Precinct with the rank of captain.
Chief Kelly had remained in Army Reserves and in February 1941 was called back to active duty. He served for five years, seeing duty in Africa, Italy and Austria, where he was military governor of the American sector of Vienna. He reached the rank of lieutant colonel. He later retired from the reserves with the rank of colonel.
When he returned to the D.C. police force in 1946, Chief Kelly was named night supervisor. He became an inspector in 1947 and deputy chief in 1948. he retired because of ill health in 1953.
In addition to commanding the riot squad, Chief Kelly also had beein charge of the department's crack pistol team. He was considered one of the best sharpshooters on the force.
He also had studied law for more than three years at the police school of criminologh at the old Columbus University.
Chief Kelly at one time had been active in the Boy Scouts. He was a past commander of Potomac Post No. 1085 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and belonged to Police and Fire Post No. 2979 of the VFW, Potomac Lodge No. 5 of the Masons, Arlington Post No. 139 of the American Legion, John J. Pershing Barracks No. 2728 of the Veterans of World War I, the Uptown Lions Club, the Metropolitan Policemen's Association and the Association of Retired D.C. Policemen.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Urbanske Kelly, of the home in Arlington; two sons, Lloyd F., of Sarasota, Fla., and Charles R., of Arlington; two sisters, Helen Caesar, of Venice, Fla., and Ruth Shrohman, of Chevy Chase, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.