Constable Frederick Potter Ellis

Constable Frederick Potter Ellis

Danbury Constable's Office, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 1964

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Frederick Potter Ellis

Constable Frederick Ellis suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting firefighters and police officers at the scene of a massive structure fire at an abandoned hat factory at 27 Pahquioque Avenue.

Fourteen firefighters were injured while battling the fire. Constable Ellis collapsed at the scene and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Constable Ellis was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and previously retired from the Danbury Fire Department before being elected as a town constable. He was survived by his and brother.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

directing traffic, structure fire

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