Sheriff A. Cary Ellis

Sheriff A. Cary Ellis

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 25, 1923

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A. Cary Ellis

Sheriff Ellis was shot and killed by a woman when he and two Pensacola Police Officers attempted to arrest her on charges of contempt of court. The woman refused to come out of her house when ordered to do so. When Sheriff Ellis forced open the front door the women shot once, killing him instantly. The two officers returned fire through a side window killing the woman.

Sheriff Ellis is survived by his wife and three daughters.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Ellis,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Escambia County.


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September 25, 2023

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