Sergeant Willie B. Ellis

Sergeant Willie B. Ellis

Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1966

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Willie B. Ellis

Sergeant Ellis was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance call. The male suspect opened fire on the officers, striking Sergeant Ellis five times and wounding the other officer twice. Sergeant Ellis' partner managed to return fire seriously wounding the suspect. It was later learned the suspect had escaped from MacClenney State Mental Hospital.

The suspect was convicted of Sergeant Ellis' murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison in 2003.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Sergeant Ellis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2022

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