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Night Watchman James Delmar Ellis

Brighton Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 1908

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Reflections for Night Watchman James Delmar Ellis

Rest in peace Night Watchman Ellis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

Night Watchman Ellis, you did your duty, then held on long enough to give your final report. Well done! I hope you are aware that your name is still remembered and respected and that your legacy lives on in the hearts of fine officers, everywhere.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 10, 2017

Rest in Peace, Night Watchman Ellis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

God bless you and always know that we have not forgotten. Even 103 years later your story touches our hearts. NEVER FORGOTTEN


April 3, 2011

Night Watchman Ellis - Thanks for your service to both the people of Brighton and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly hall, yesterday, when your name was read off during a proclamation for mext month's Peace Officer's Memorial Week and Day. We will wear our mourning bands for you and the 250 other brother and sisters. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and first anniversary 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 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 Loya


March 6, 2009

Today on the 100th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer and remember you.
Rest in peace Night Watchman, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 6, 2008



March 5, 2008

Mr. Ellis,
It has taken over 97 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brighton.


March 28, 2005

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