Lieutenant Keith Ellsworth

Lieutenant Keith Ellsworth

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 6, 1944

Keith Ellsworth

Lieutenant Ellsworth was shot and killed at 0415 hours when he and other officers interrupted a burglary in progress at an auto shop on Meeting Street. As the officers approached the suspect opened fire, striking him in the chest. The suspect was never identified.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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To My Great Grandfather, I never knew you but will never forget you. I only know the stories that I have been told and they are too few.

R. Keith Ellsworth III
Great Grandson

August 25, 2013

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