Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Sheriff Hagood Ellzey was shot and killed in Otter Creek after being lured into a wooded area by two men. Moments earlier Deputy Ellzey had asked the two white men to leave an African American hangout to avoid having any problems between the white and black citizens.
As he entered the wooded area he was shot by the men. He was taken to a local doctor's office where he was able to identify the men who shot him.
Both were arrested and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy Ellzey was survived by his wife and 13 children.