Rural Police Officer Ellis Andrew Shields

Rural Police Officer Ellis Andrew Shields

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 1925

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Ellis Andrew Shields

Rural Police Officer Ellis Shields was shot and killed near Chesnee when he stopped a car suspected of hauling illegal liquor. Officer Shields was shot in the head when a gunfight resulted with two cousins. Officer Shields managed to return fire, critically wounding the the man who shot him.

The gunman who claimed self defense was tried and acquitted.

Officer Shields' brother, Deputized Constable Melton Shields, was shot and killed in the line of duty on February 18th, 1930.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Acquitted

assault

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

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