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Deputy Sheriff Atticus Haygood Ellzey | Levy County Sheriff's Office, Florida Levy County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Atticus Haygood Ellzey

Levy County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, January 28, 1945

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Atticus 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.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016


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