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Richmond police hold ceremony in honor of Ofc. Ellis

Posted at 10:23 AM, Nov 06, 2019

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Richmond police held a solemn ceremony outside of their headquarters to mark the anniversary of the death of one of their own.

Officer Daniel Ellis was shot while investigating a robbery in November of 2015. He received a gunshot wound to the head and died a few days later. Officers from around the state escorted his body back to Richmond in the early morning hours of Nov. 6.

He left behind a wife and son.

Four years later, officers stood in silence outside Richmond headquarters and laid a wreath on Officer Ellis' cruiser. A radio dispatch was sent out over police dispatch honoring his "ultimate sacrifice." You can watch video of the brief service here.