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Sheriff A. Cary Ellis | Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff

A. Cary Ellis

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 25, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Ellis was shot and killed by a woman when he and two Pensacola Police Officers attempted to arrest her on charges of contempt of court. The woman refused to come out of her house when ordered to do so. When Sheriff Ellis forced open the front door the women shot once, killing him instantly. The two officers returned fire through a side window killing the woman.

Sheriff Ellis is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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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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