Patrolman William C. Ellzey

Patrolman William C. Ellzey

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 1926

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William C. Ellzey

Patrolman Ellzey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the brother of a man he had just arrested. As Patrolman Ellzey waited for transportation the brother began to interfere. When Patrolman Ellzey attempted to arrest the brother for interfering he was overpowered and shot with his own service weapon.

Patrolman Ellzey had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 26, 2020

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