Remembering a Fallen Motor Officer

January 22, 2019

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.