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Lieutenant Keith Ellsworth | Charleston Police Department, South Carolina Charleston Police Department, South Carolina


Keith Ellsworth

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, October 6, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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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.

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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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