Deputy Sheriff Atticus Haygood Ellzey

Deputy Sheriff Atticus Haygood Ellzey

Levy County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, January 28, 1945

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Atticus Haygood Ellzey

Deputy Sheriff Atticus Ellzey was shot and killed in Otter Creek after being lured into a wooded area by two men.

Moments earlier Deputy Ellzey had asked the two white men to leave an African American hangout to avoid having any problems between the white and black citizens.

As he entered the wooded area he was shot by the men. He was taken to a local doctor's office where he was able to identify the men who shot him.

Both were arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Ellzey was survived by his wife and 14 children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, retaliation

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You are not known to me. Seeing your memorial sign on US 19 caused me to look you up. Your actions that day are to commended. Those that caused your demise hopefully served their entire life. Rest In Peace Dep . Ellezy.

Det Arthur Ubben ret
Peekskill pd. New York

April 20, 2024

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