Patrolman William C. Ellzey

Patrolman William C. Ellzey

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 1926

William C. Ellzey

Patrolman Ellzey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the brother of a man he had just arrested. As Patrolman Ellzey waited for transportation the brother began to interfere. When Patrolman Ellzey attempted to arrest the brother for interfering he was overpowered and shot with his own service weapon.

Patrolman Ellzey had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 26, 2012

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