Recently Fallen Hero

Trooper Gerald Ellis

Illinois State Police
End of Watch: March 30, 2019

Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol. Trooper Ellis’s patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a driver traveling in the wrong direction. Trooper Ellis was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Trooper Ellis is the 12th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of Illinois in 2019.


Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly
Illinois State Police
801 South 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62703

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8 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. so sorry for the loss of a good officer. may Jesus comfort his family friends and all coworkers. angels sorround all.

  2. Prayers being offered for Trooper Gerald Ellis, his family, and the members of the Illinois State Police. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Trooper Ellis.

  3. Reading this tears at me. My heart goes out to trooper Ellis’ family and his Blue Brothers and Sisters in Illinois and all over America.
    Rest now my Brother.

  4. Rest in Peace Trooper Gerald Ellis. Your life mattered. Thank you for your service, Sir. Praying for your family.

  5. Praying for your family, friends and department during this hard time. May God grant them peace and comfort and give them strength. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Trooper Ellis, Thank you for your life of loyal, dedicated and selfless service to your community. Your memory will live on in those who love and cherish you. May God bless you and keep you.

    RIP HERO.. God bless and keep us safe from above.

  6. My most heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and fellow troopers of trooper Ellis ,may Saint Michael guide his soul before God Almighty that his soul may enter into the kingdom of heaven and be at peace forevermore.thank you for your service to your community and may his soul RIP .

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