Sheriff Richard Ellis

Sheriff Richard Ellis

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 1925

Richard Ellis

Sheriff Ellis was shot and killed in an ambush in front of the county jail. He was walking a prisoner into the jail when he was shot in the back of the head. No suspects were ever identified.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Never identified

ambush

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was 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 honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2013

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