Officer Ellis V. Dyal

Officer Ellis V. Dyal

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 22, 1946

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Ellis V. Dyal

Officers Dyal and Scarborough were shot and killed during a domestic violence call. The officers had gone to investigate a report that a man was beating his wife. Officer Dyal, who arrived first, was killed instantly by a shotgun blast from the man as he mounted the stairs to his apartment. Minutes later he shot and fatally wounded Officer Scarborough when he arrived. The suspect offered no resistance when other officers arrived and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and executed in the electric chair on June 14, 1948.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1948

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 22, 2020

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