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Undersheriff John J. Ellis | Elko County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Elko County Sheriff's Office, Nevada


John J. Ellis

Elko County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 1874

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Exposure

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Undersheriff John Ellis succumbed to the cold while returning to Elko after collecting court fees. A massive search was launched after he failed to return.

His body was not found until two months later when several hunters discovered his snow shoes and a campsite. His body was located approximately 400 yards from the campsite. The fees he had collected were located with his body along with his record book detailing the fees.

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