Richmond softball tournament honors fallen officer


RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- A dozen softball teams took advantage of the nice weather Saturday in Richmond to honor a fallen officer.

The teams played all day in the Daniel Ellis Memorial Softball Tournament to raise money for the Ellis Foundation.

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The foundation raises money for scholarships for high school seniors.

It was founded in honor of Officer Daniel Ellis who was shot while trying to catch a robbery suspect in November 2015.

Officers say coming out to play softball is a great way to keep Ellis’ memory alive.

“We have a young department so it kind of gives them a chance to come out and learn a little bit about officer Ellis and what he’s about and what we do here at our P.D,” Devin Thomas said.

100% of all donations from the softball tournament are going to the Ellis Foundation

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