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 by a man he attempted to arrest for assault and battery with intent to kill.

Officer Shields managed to return fire, critically wounding the suspect.

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


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Apprehended


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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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