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Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff

For Daniel Neil Ellis, Richmond police officer, who died as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty. He wa a Taylor County High School graduate, and former Knifley Grade Center student.
See also: Obituary: Daniel Neil Ellis, (1982-2015) and Friday was a black day for Adair County's close knit Ellis Clan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2015) –Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of a Richmond police officer killed in the line of duty.

Daniel Ellis died November 6, less than two days after being shot while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect. Ellis, a seven-year veteran of the force, is survived by his wife, Katie, and 4-year-old son, Luke.

Visitation for Officer Ellis will be held from 2pm-8pm Eastern time Tuesday, November 10, at the Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Coliseum, 641 Eastern Bypass in Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Eastern time, Wednesday in the coliseum. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute. Flag status information is available at

This story was posted on 2015-11-09 08:26:58
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