Richmond police announce funeral procession route for Officer Daniel Ellis

Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis
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Published: Nov. 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM EST
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Richmond police on Monday announced the funeral procession route for Police Officer Daniel Ellis, who died early Friday.

Ellis, a seven year veteran of the Richmond Police Department, was shot in the head last Wednesday while he was searching a residence on Ballard Drive for a robbery investigation. He passed away around 2 a.m. Friday.


Visitation for Officer Daniel Ellis will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the EKU Alumni Coliseum.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the EKU Alumni Coliseum, with Minister Phillip Shumake officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. Funderburk Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue. Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

Madison County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, to honor officer Ellis and his family.

According to EKU President Michael Benson, all EKU classes at all campuses will be canceled beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and will resume at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The motorcade procession for Officer Daniel Ellis is as follows:

November, 11, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Leave Alumni Coliseum, 641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475;

Turn Left onto Eastern Bypass;

Turn Left onto Big Hill Ave. (US 25);

Continue onto Main St. through Richmond, passing Richmond Police Department;

Turn Left onto Lexington Road (US 25);

Turn Left to merge onto I-75 South at Exit 90;

Take Exit 62 and turn Right onto HWY 461;

Turn Right onto HWY 80 West toward Somerset;

Turn Right onto KY 914;

Turn Right and merge onto Cumberland Parkway West;

Take Exit 62 and turn Right onto KY 127 North;

Turn Left onto KY 76;

Turn Right onto KY 76/206 (Liberty Road);

Turn Right onto Pellyton East Road.

End at Pellyton East Road, Dunnville, KY 42528

RPD encourages the public to view the motorcade procession and celebrate the life and service of Officer Daniel Ellis.