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Policeman James Ellis | Elk Park Police Department, North Carolina Elk Park Police Department, North Carolina


James Ellis

Elk Park Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, June 12, 1902

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Policeman James Ellis was shot and killed by a subject whom he had previously arrested for disorderly conduct.

The man confronted Policeman Ellis on at a cafe on Roan Mountain in Carter County, Tennessee, just over the state line near Elk Park. During the ensuing argument the man shot Policeman Ellis, killing him. Despite his wounds, Policeman Ellis was able to return fire and wounded the man. The subject was convicted of murder in Carter County and died in jail shortly after being convicted.

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