Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Don "Tiny" Ellison

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1971

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Don "Tiny" Ellison

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Ellison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 11, 2022

Just info to his kids. My mother is the grave next to tiny. When he died his folks n my mother were friends. So he is resting next to family friend that knew him when he was 10. Lonnie Smith 432 8161005

Lonnie Smith retired chief b.s.p.d.
family friend of his family

October 15, 2020

I first met tiny Ellison when I was in high school. I met him when he was a city police officer in Big Spring.We talked a little and told him I wanted to be in law enforcement whe I got out of high school. He said it was a good honest job and wished me luck.
The next time I saw him I was a city police officer in Big Spring and he was a deputy.
ON March 3, 1971 I was on patrol and decided I would relieve the dispatcher so she could have a bite to eat. I received a radio call from a deputy asking me to call sheriff Standard that tiny Ellison was dead. He has been missed and will be for a long time RIP

roger hammack retired constable
coryell county

December 28, 2015

This was my much loved dad. He died when I was only 10 years old, but I remember it very well. My younger brother and I were at my grandmother's house when the shooting occurred, thankfully. He is greatly missed. Thank you all for your kind remembrances of him. It means a lot to me.

Suzanne Ellison Stanton

April 16, 2014

My Dad was working with Deputy Ellison that night. Very sad story. Dad passed in 1993 but never forgot his buddy.

Kathy Snyder
Daughter of coworker

January 10, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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.

How terrible that your sons had to witness your murder.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 10, 2012

Your poor children. What an awful thing to see.

You are not forgotten.


March 10, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Ellison,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Howard County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 10, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept.(MS.)

January 19, 2011

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