Deputy Sheriff William Ellis

Deputy Sheriff William Ellis

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 21, 1918

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William Ellis

Deputy Sheriff William Ellis and Deputy Sheriff George Dillon were shot and killed while attempting to arrest several military deserters between Breeden and Dingess, West Virginia.

The subject who shot them turned himself in 18 months later and was sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Ellis,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mingo County.


United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2018

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