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News Release

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Media Relations

Remembering a Fallen Motor Officer

WHAT:
Memorial Service

WHEN:
Thursday, January 24, 2019
2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Evergreen Cemetery
204 North Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHO:
Wife Dolly Ellsworth and son Verna
Parents Elia M. Davenbach & Sillias D. Ellworth
Brother of Mrs. Florence Jones
TCS, Officer Mitch Nowlen handling the motor detail
Los Angeles Police Employee Assistance Unit, Sergeant Fred Starkey Honor Guard.
Funeral wreath, provided by Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

WHY:
Policeman (motor officer) James A. Ellsworth was killed in the line of duty in a traffic
accident on September 4, 1917 at 6th Street and Occidental Boulevard. He was assigned
the speed squad and was chasing a speeder westbound on 6th street. He lost control and
skidded off the roadway hitting a telephone pole and died from his injuries.

CONTACT:
For further information, contact the LAPD Media Relations Division at 213-486-5910.


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