The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. will add the name  of one of Danbury's finest in May of next year.

Danbury Police say that when fire engulfed an abandoned building at the interesection of Pahquioque Avenue and East Liberty Street in Danbury, Connecticut on May 2,1964, police and firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the blaze that burned out of control for 18 hours. Constable Frederick P. Ellis was one of the officers at the scene.

Ellis did not make it home that night. As he was controlling the flow of traffic, he suffered a major heart attack and was rushed to Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead. On that day, Ellis paid the ultimate price an officer can pay in the line of duty.

To honor his sacrifice to the City of Danbury, The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. will inscribe his name on the wall on May 13, 2019. The National Memorial honors Police Officers across the United States who have given their lives in the line of service. Danbury Constable Frederick P. Ellis will be among the other 20,267 Police Officers memorialized on the wall.

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