Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Patrol Officer Daniel Neil Ellis

Richmond Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, November 6, 2015

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Reflections for Senior Patrol Officer Daniel Neil Ellis

First time I heard officer down by your cousin, Hannah, was a few years ago. Made me think of my best friends aunt who was shot and killed in 2018. Know you are missed truly by those you left an impact on. We have the watch from here.

Chelsea M Coots
Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri

November 29, 2023

I don't even know the guy, I only found out about him from the song. But when I finally got the chance to look up his badge number, I was not surprised at all that they made a song for him. He was a really nice guy, and sometimes I think now that he's in Heaven looking down on his wife and saying, "Wow, that's a pretty nice song!" I hope you all remember he's still there, and he loves you.

Lowell East [NO RANK]

April 25, 2023

The last thing you expect to hear is the words " Officer Down." For the family of Officer Ellis , my deepest condolences for your loss. He willingly put his life on the line when he swore an oath to protect and serve. Time can never erase the hurt you suffer, but it can cement his name as one of many officers who gave their life in the line of duty and will always be remebered for it.

Master Gunnery Sergeant Nathan Clendinen

December 10, 2022

I cry every time I hear officer down.

Corinna Citizen on Patrol
Cleburne PD

March 16, 2022

What a true hero. We all miss you. I cry every time I hear officer down. I will never forget you.

Graeme Smit Civilian LE supporter
No relationship

March 14, 2022

The song Officer Down by his wife, Hannah, is incredible. Rest in peace

NA Anonymous Anonymous

March 2, 2022

My son and I heard Hannah's song,"Officer Down" the other day as we traveled just past I-75 in Atlanta. I looked up the story behind it and saw that tomorrow is the anniversary of Officer Daniel's end of watch. There are no words that can help, not one thing comforting that I can say, but know I am so thankful for our officers everywhere. Your family will be in my prayers, and I ask for prayer in return as now my nephews are serving in the first responder force: one as a firefighter and the other as an officer. May God bless you for your sacrifice.

D. Abreu
Hiram, GA

November 5, 2021

Wow, as I sit here & read these kind comments six years later, I can tell you the family pain is as severe as it was that fateful day we got the news. Please continue to pray for Daniel’s parents, Nancy & Kelly, who still grieve daily. Daniel’s memory will live on as the kindest and most generous human you’d ever meet. He was precious to us, his family & his friends. Thank you all for your kind words!

Phyllis Gooden
Daniel’s Aunt

October 29, 2021

America lost a true hero who was killed hunting evil. Rip Daniel Ellis

LT .Chad Zauner
Waycross Police Dept

September 16, 2021

When I first heard the song officer down I had to google who it was about and then I saw that it said he was doing his job keeping people safe and got killed on duty I just now sometimes when I hear the song I cry because I know he was keeping us safe and that he is an awesome officer

No relationship

July 19, 2021

Every time I heard this song I cry because my husband is a LEO and I can't imagine how hard it was for officer Ellis' wife receiving that horrible phone call. Prayers for his family and friends


May 13, 2021

I heard the song Officer down Just Tonight. And so I Googled to find out who batch 457 was. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. And we cannot thank him and his family enough for his service. I am so very sorry for your loss. prayers of comfort in healing to both his families, both blood and blue.

Julia Bencze RN ( 1st responder)

Julia Bencze
A very thankful citizen

May 2, 2021

I have been thinking about Officer Ellis a lot recently. Telling ppl about him. I was at the massive outpouring in Richmond. May he Rest Easy.

Michael Millilo. U S. Army.

May 2, 2021

I am very sorry for this. I am relieved they have retired his badge. It is a honor No one wants to receive . In a club no one wants to join.
God bless those who still serve. God bless his wife and child.

Karin M Roberts
US Army Retired

April 14, 2021

I remember seeing Daniel the time I went down to Richmond, it was literally a week before he had gotten shot. He was an amazing dude, he helped me and my parents fix the tire.. I never knew he had gotten shot till recently.. He died too young.

Civilian Devonta Crawford

November 30, 2020

You're not forgotten. My husband became an officer one month before you passed away and every day I pray for you and him. You deserved better. Rest in peace.

I wish you had better.
Newer patrol officer...

November 8, 2020

Officer Ellis, you are not forgotten. Your cousin's song inspired me to help the California Highway Patrol because I wanted to be like you even though I have to face I will never stop myself from getting my badge. Badge Number 457 is all over town and the state of Kentucky. Rest in Peace #457

William Jin
Boy Scout in Troop 737, Walnut CA

May 17, 2020

This Officer was mercilessly slain in the line of duty, His life had come to an abrupt end for no reason, It's absolutely terrible what happened and i hope that god had welcomed him with open arms, Not for his uniform, Not for his rank, title or position. But for himself. I don't personally know him but I am sure he was an amazing man and a better husband. God rest his soul.

Marty White-Brown
No relationship, No agency

May 4, 2020

I hate when people don't like the officers that keep us safe
and I cry every time I hear we lost a cop because that's another brother in blue is gone


March 13, 2020

Never Forgotten, Forever Honored

Mother of Craig G. Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

November 6, 2019

He will be an honoured officer.

Lieutenant Amber Houston
Houston Police Department.

October 20, 2019

Thank you for your service and paying the ultimate sacrifice serving and protecting the citizens of Richmond . You will never be forgotten brother in Blue and fellow EKU graduate. Love and peace to your family.

Sgt. Jo Anna Green
Houston Police Department

May 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Ellis. May God continue his presence with your wife and son, along with all of your family, friends, department and fellow officers.

Trent Phillips
Humboldt Fire Department

April 12, 2019

It's been over three years, and though I never knew you, your name is spoken often here. I know you hear us, Daniel, I know you see. Watch over us, Officer Ellis.

~Monk, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army Infantry

January 20, 2019

God bless you, your entire family, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace.

Kim Persinger, Police Officer (Retired)
Miami-Dade Police Department

January 1, 2019

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