Trooper Gerald Wayne EllisRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Illinois State Police, Illinois
End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 2019
Tour 11 years
Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed in a vehicle collision involving a wrong-way driver on I-94, in Green Oaks, at 3:25 am.
He was traveling westbound on I-94 when he observed another vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. He maneuvered his patrol car two lanes over and intentionally collided with the vehicle, preventing it from striking another car containing a family that was traveling in the same lane as the oncoming vehicle.
Trooper Ellis was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Trooper Ellis was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for 11 years. He was assigned to District 15 in Downers Grove. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and brother.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.