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Senior Patrol Officer Daniel Neil Ellis | Richmond Police Department, Kentucky Richmond Police Department, Kentucky

Senior Patrol Officer

Daniel Neil Ellis

Richmond Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, November 6, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 457

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/4/2015

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Senior Patrol Officer Daniel Ellis died two days after being shot while attempting to apprehend an armed robbery suspect at an apartment in the 500 block of Ballard Drive.

Multiple subjects had robbed a customer at a gas station earlier in the morning and a witness provided a vehicle description that led officers to the apartment. A male subject who answered the door denied that the robbery suspect was inside and then gave officers consent to search the apartment.

As Officer Ellis entered a back bedroom the robbery suspect, who was a parolee hiding inside, opened fire. Officer Ellis was struck in the head. His partner returned fire and wounded the subject.

Officer Ellis was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he died two days later from his wound.

Three people, including the shooter, were arrested and held in connection with the robbery and Officer Ellis' murder.

Officer Ellis had served with the Richmond Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

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I extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Daniel was killed.

To the Ellis family, fellow officers, and all who call Daniel beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Ellis gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 6, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
June 24, 2016

 

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