Trooper Christopher Ellison
Troop K - Miami
Congratulations to Trooper Christopher Ellison for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for November 2006, for assisting Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers in apprehending a murder suspect on the Florida Turnpike.
At 12:46 PM on November 8, 2006, while working SunPass toll enforcement at the Homestead Toll Plaza, Trooper Ellison assisted agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a suspect who was wanted for murder.
Trooper Ellison promptly located the suspect’s vehicle as it exited the Florida Turnpike onto Caribbean Boulevard and attempted to pull the driver over. Before Trooper Ellison could make the traffic stop, the suspect stopped his car, exited the vehicle, and fled on foot. As the suspect ran, he held a revolver to his head and discharged a round into the air before dropping it. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody by Trooper Ellison and the FDLE agents The revolver was recovered without incident.
The suspect was suspected of killing his ex-girlfirend at 3:00 AM that morning at a residence in the Carol City area of North Dade County. He was turned over to Miami-Dade Police who were conducting the murder investigation.
Trooper Ellison is to be commended for his attention to detail and quick actions that lead to the apprehension of a murder suspect. Again, congratulations to Trooper Christopher Ellison for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for November 2006.