City Marshal William Summer "Bill" Ellis

City Marshal William Summer "Bill" Ellis

Bartlesville Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1924

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William Summer "Bill" Ellis

Marshal Ellis was shot and killed after responding to a service station after receiving reports that weapons were inside a car that had been brought in for service by two brothers. When Marshal Ellis arrived at the scene he discovered that the car had been stolen from Kansas. A shootout broke out between the marshal and the two brothers. One of the brothers was mortally wounded by Marshal Ellis. The other brother, who shot Marshall Ellis in the throat, escaped.

Marshal Ellis was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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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 90th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 4, 2014

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