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Deputy Sheriff William Ellis | Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

William Ellis

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 21, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff William Ellis and Deputy Sheriff George Dillon were shot and killed while attempting to arrest several military deserters.

The subject who shot them turned himself in 18 months later and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Deputy Sheriff George Dillon
Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 21, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Ellis,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to your and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mingo County.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
August 21, 2015

 

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