Officer Marion E. Ellis

Officer Marion E. Ellis

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 23, 1918

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Marion E. Ellis

Officer Marion Ellis succumbed to injuries suffered 12 days earlier when he fell down a flight of stairs into the basement of a building.

Officer Ellis thought that the door he was entering led to an office, but it instead had a staircase to the basement. Officer Ellis suffered a fractured skull in the fall and died 12 days later.

Officer Ellis had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and 13-year-old daughter and he is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Friday, January 11, 1918

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