Deputy Sheriff Kenneth D. Ell

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth D. Ell

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 19, 1982

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Kenneth D. Ell

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Ell was inadvertently shot and killed by his partner during a confrontation with an armed subject at 1521 W 102nd Street.

When the suspect produced a handgun, Deputy Ell's partner opened fire. The bullet struck a solid object, splintered, and a fragment struck Deputy Ell once in the head.

The subject was a convicted felon

Deputy Ell had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

convicted felon, crossfire, domestic

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It's been 41 years & I still think of you everyday! You were so special! Your smile, kindness, professionalism are something I haven't seen again!
Always an Officer & a Gentlemen! You are Truly Missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing you! Rest in Heavenly Peace! Well Done! Forever in my Heart!

Valerie Walker

January 19, 2023

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