Lieutenant Keith Ellsworth

Lieutenant Keith Ellsworth

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 6, 1944

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Keith Ellsworth

Lieutenant Ellsworth was shot and killed at 0415 hours when he and other officers interrupted a burglary in progress at an auto shop on Meeting Street. As the officers approached the suspect opened fire, striking him in the chest. The suspect was never identified.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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To My Great Grandfather, I never knew you but will never forget you. I only know the stories that I have been told and they are too few.

R. Keith Ellsworth III
Great Grandson

August 25, 2013

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