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Police Officer Daniel G. Ellis | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Daniel G. Ellis

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 3, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 890

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Daniel Ellis was shot and killed while attempting to protect citizens from a mentally deranged person who was armed with a firearm.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. He was convicted of manslaughter in 1956 for beating his wife to death.

Officer Ellis had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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In just a few weeks it will be the 45th anniversary of Danny's deaths. I was the flower girl at his wedding to my cousin Pat. He served his country well and the city of Detroit with honor. Our family lost a very loving and caring man that day. You are in my thoughts often.

Kathi Tacy Duval
January 11, 2016


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