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 armed 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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I did not know you officer Kenneth, I thank you for your service to the people of Southern California. You will never be forgotten. Amen.

Reserve deputy Paul Boulanger
OCSD (retired)

February 19, 2024

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