Chief Deputy Sheriff James F. Elliott

Chief Deputy Sheriff James F. Elliott

Columbiana County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1930

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James F. Elliott

Chief Deputy Sheriff James Elliott succumbed to injuries sustained seven days earlier when he was crushed between a car and a tree while attempting to arrest a traffic violator.

After jumping onto the running board of the vehicle, a struggle ensued and the driver steered the car towards the tree in an attempt to knock him off. The subject was arrested and charged with second degree murder.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 5, 1930
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff Elliott,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clumbiana County.


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April 12, 2020

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