Sheriff Lucas Leon Ellis

Sheriff Lucas Leon Ellis

Stewart County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, July 16, 1937

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Lucas Leon Ellis

Sheriff Ellis succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 8 months earlier when he was shot while arresting a man on liquor charges at Crow's Hill. The suspect produced a handgun and shot Sheriff Ellis as he was being searched.

Sheriff Ellis was taken to a hospital in Lexington where he remained until his death.

The suspect was charged with first degree murder following Sheriff Ellis' death.

Sheriff Ellis was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 2, 1936
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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