Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Billie D. Ellis

Princeton Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1955

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Billie D. Ellis

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Ellis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2020

What incredibly selfless and heroic actions. Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2013

As a former Princeton resident, I read the plaque on the tennis wall at Riverside Elementary last year (2011). I feel deeply for the families of those lost, and commend the heroic actions of Mr. Ellis.

S. Zimmerman
former Princeton resident

January 8, 2013

Thinking of you today.
Always a hero.
Never forgotten.

Bob Ellis
Princeton, NJ

Bob Ellis

August 19, 2011

Thinking of you today, you are in our prayers. Rest in peace


April 24, 2011

Rest in peace Ptlm Ellis. I'm honored to pick up where you left off.

Cpl. Fred Williams
Princeton Township Police

June 30, 2008

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You gave your life to try and save the lives of these young boys. God bless you and hold you and them in his hands

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

June 26, 2008

52 years have passed since your tragic death. You, Sir, represent what being a LEO is all about, and I salute you! May your family be comforted by the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! Until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street keeping an eye on the thin blue line.

SGT, Retired

August 19, 2007

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 19, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

March 6, 2007

Rest In Peace.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department - Bayview District

January 5, 2006

My last name is Ellis and I lived in Princeton, NJ from 1974 to about 1990. I heard of this incident when I attended the public schools and I made a special plate with the names of the boys that had passed on. They were posted on the side of the tennis wall at Riverside Elementary school. I'm not sure if it still stands today.

October 21, 2005

You Gave your Life trying to save others. YOU ARE A HERO.


Auxiliary Chief Jerry Ryerson
Rock Island Police Department, Rock Isalnd,Il

March 15, 2004

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