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Officer John R. Ellis | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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John R. Ellis

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 5, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 2800

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer John Ellis was killed in an automobile accident when the cruiser he was riding in went out of control on a rain-slicked road. The officers were responding to an accident call at the time. After the accident Officer Ellis' partner was able to pull himself and Officer Ellis out of the wreckage, but Officer Ellis has already succumbed to his injuries. Both officers were wearing their seatbelts.

Officer Ellis had been with the agency for five years.

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RIP Officer Ellis. 50 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of California and the United States. Thank you for your service.

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November 5, 2013

 

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