Night Watchman James Delmar Ellis

Night Watchman James Delmar Ellis

Brighton Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 1908

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James Delmar Ellis

Night Watchman Ellis was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at the local post office. He was shot by one of the suspects who was hiding behind a barrel. Despite being mortally wounded, Watchman Ellis returned fire as the suspects fled.

The suspects were later apprehended.

Night Watchman Ellis had served with the Brighton Police Department for only 2 weeks. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Night Watchman Ellis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

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