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Lieutenant Ellis Roosevelt Mansfield | Keystone Police Department, West Virginia Keystone Police Department, West Virginia


Ellis Roosevelt Mansfield

Keystone Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, July 27, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Lieutenant Mansfield was shot and killed by a man he had arrested for being drunk and disruptive. He placed the suspect in the back seat of his patrol car without searching him. As he and another officer were transporting the suspect to jail he suddenly produced a pistol and shot him in the back of the head and neck. The other officer returned fire seriously wounding the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to one to 5 years in prison November 30, 1953.

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