Police Officer Daniel G. Ellis

Police Officer Daniel G. Ellis

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 3, 1971

Daniel G. Ellis

Officer Daniel Ellis was shot and killed while attempting to protect citizens from a mentally deranged person who was armed with a firearm.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. He was convicted of manslaughter in 1956 for beating his wife to death.

Officer Ellis had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 890

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Danny was my cousin!! Dont know if we ever met since I was 1 when he was killed in the line of duty. I served 22 years in the Detroit Police Department and retired a Captain In the precinct he worked. I often would privately honor him as his picture hung in the precinct. RIP sir

Captain Shawn Gargalino
Detroit Police

December 10, 2017

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