Undersheriff J. J. Ellis
Elko County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 1874
Tour of Duty: Unknown
Badge Number: Unknown
Cause of Death: Exposure
Date of Incident: Saturday, March 21, 1874
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
Undersheriff Ellis succumbed to the cold while returning to Elko after collecting court fees. A massive search was launched after he failed to return.
His body was not found until two months later when several hunters discovered his snow shoes and a campsite. His body was located approximately 400 yards from the campsite. The fees he had collected were located with his body along with his record book detailing the fees.