A section of Main Street in Richmond will be named for Officer Daniel Ellis, the Richmond police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2015.
By action of the Kentucky General Assembly, a segment of U.S. 25X (Main Street) from mile point 0.0 to mile point 3.644 will be designated the “Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial Highway.”
The ceremony for unveiling the road’s sign will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond police department, 1721 Lexington Road.
Daniel Ellis, 33, was born in Campbellsville. He graduated from Taylor County High School in 2000, then graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Ellis began working for the Richmond Police Department on August 2008. He died in November 2015, two days after he was ambushed and shot while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect. He is survived by his wife, Katie, and a son, Luke Michael Ellis.
Ellis’ name was among 252 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. this year – 123 who died in 2015 and 129 others identified through historical research.