George E. Ellis, Jr. - ID NR

George E. Ellis, Jr.

Line of Duty 04/21/1943

CHP Sergeant Killed by Reckless Driver

Wednesday, April 21, 1943

Sergeant George E. Ellis, Jr. was killed by a reckless driver who ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of Ellis’ patrol unit, striking it with such force that the patrol car was knocked 148 feet and rolled twice from the point of impact. A Sacramento County grand jury indicted the driver on charges of negligent homicide.