05/29/2003

Death of Tennessee Deputy Sheriff

Officer Down: Sgt. Jason Ellis - [Lawrenceburg, Tennessee]

Sergeant Jason Ellis of the Lawrence County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department died on May 24 from head injuries he received on May 17 after falling from a fire truck while working as a volunteer fireman.

Sgt. Ellis had been a DARE Officer for five years and was highly regarded in this capacity as well as that of a patrol officer.

He was recently promoted to Sergeant.

Approximately 150 law enforcement officers and firefighters as well as 200 citizens attended his funeral on May 26th in the small community of Loretto, Tenn.

The service was conducted with full honors from both the local fire and sheriff's departments.

Sgt. Ellis leaves a wife, Kim, who is pregnant with their first child.

Condolences can be directed to:
Lawrence County Sheriff's Department
240 West Gaines Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.

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