Officer George E. Ellis, Jr.

Officer George E. Ellis, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 21, 1943

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George E. Ellis, Jr.

Officer George Ellis succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident at Sixteenth Street and C Street.

Officer Ellis and another officer were traveling north on Sixteenth Street when a driver traveling east on C Street failed to stop. The vehicle broadsided the patrol car, which overturned twice from the impact.

Officer Ellis died from his injuries the next day.

The driver was charged with negligent homicide but was acquitted.

Officer Ellis had served with the California Highway Patrol for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and his parents.

He is buried at the Casa Bonita Mausoleum in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 20, 1943
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Acquitted

routine driving

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Officer Ellis,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 21, 2023

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