Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff to Honor Fallen Police Officer

Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of a Richmond police officer killed in the line of duty.

33 year old Daniel Ellis died Friday, less than two days after he was shot in the head while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect identified as 34 year old Raleigh Sizemore who has been charged in connection to the officer’s murder.

Funeral arrangements for the fallen officer will be held Wednesday morning in the Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Coliseum in Richmond.

Ellis, a seven-year veteran of the force, is survived by his wife, Katie, and 4-year old son.

Governor Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute to honor the 33 year old police officer.

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