Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Reflections for Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis

True "HERO", rest in God's peaceful hold and may God bless your loved ones.

PA Police Officer/State Inv Ret

August 21, 2019

Praying for comfort and strength for the family and friends of Trooper Ellis. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find joy and hope in the memories you all share of your loved one.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service and selfless sacrifice, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Ellis during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Ellis

Police Cadet Alex Blakemore

June 24, 2019


Cpl Julian “Jules” Olvera
Seguin Tx, Police Department

May 5, 2019

Thank you for your service God rest your soul we will take it from here while you go home

Seargent will roux
Civil air patrol air Force axsilery

April 28, 2019

Let’s all understand what has happened. Trooper Ellis willingly and without hesitation sacrificed himself to save the lives of others. He is the definition of the word HERO.

Anthony Mack

April 17, 2019

This is the ultimate sacrifice, Trooper Ellis was also an Army Veteran! He chose to protect and serve in both roles. And that he did by intentionally crossing two lanes to save a family.

However, his own family will suffer that sacrifice and loss for a lifetime. I know this sounds rote, but I pray sincerely that God will comfort the family in a way that only He can.

American citizen, Ohio

April 14, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Ellis. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the ISP.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

April 10, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Ellis!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 10, 2019

A true hero, may his soul rest peacefully

Investigator Hylton Pharr

April 10, 2019

There is no greater love than he who lays down his life for another. Sir, you are a hero and will never be forgotten. Your sacrifice will forever change the lives of the people you saved. Sadly, it will also change the lives of your family. My heart and prayers are with them.

Civilian Susan Walker
Glendale, Arizona

April 9, 2019

This is what a true hero looks like. I hope that his family and loved ones can find comfort in the fact that this man gave his life to protect the innocent. You are all in my prayers.

Michael Bowman, civilian
Son of a PA State Trooper and Vietnam Vet (now deceased)

April 8, 2019

Trooper Ellis, your dedicated service and act of heroism will not go unnoticed by our ever loving God. He has prepared an abundant reward for you in a place where there will be no more tears nor pain, only eternal peace and joy. May He immerse you and your beloved family in His Divine Mercy, now and forever. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

April 8, 2019

Sorry for the loss of the LEO. We all lose so much when such is taken from us. May God give the family and fellow officers they worked with Peace and Strength to carry on.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

April 7, 2019

It takes a special type of person to do what you did. God bless you and your family.

Captain David McMakin
MUSC Department of Public Safety

April 7, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Rest in Paradise Brother Trooper!!!! Prayers for your family and co-workers. Thank you for your service. You made a difference.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

April 7, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

April 5, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, Gerald Wayne Ellis, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Trooper Ellis for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 5, 2019

As I sit here still grief stricken by the loss of my teammate Brooke Jones-Story, I delayed in writing this. You embody what we should all aspire to be, selfless and honorable. Your Sacrifice will guide me to fight the good fight.

M/Tpr BJ Bastian
Illinois State Police

April 5, 2019

We are saddened to hear of the death of Trooper Gerald Ellis as he provided selfless care to those in harms way. The men & women of the Abilene Police Department pause in grateful recognition, for this act of courage and a life of service.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

April 4, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

April 4, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Ellis. A true hero who sacrifices his own well being for that of others. Multiple lives saved by your heroic actions!Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Illinois State Police.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 4, 2019

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