Images: Honoring fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 4/8/2019 10:32 AM

See images from the funeral and procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald "Jerry" Ellis, 36, Friday at the College of Lake County James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. Ellis was off duty and heading to his Antioch home Saturday when a Calumet City man with alcohol in his system struck the trooper's car head on while driving the wrong way on I-94.

Pallbearers from the Illinois State Police Honor guard carry the casket of Trooper Gerald Ellis during his funeral, held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Friday, April 5, 2019.
  Pallbearers from the Illinois State Police Honor guard carry the casket of Trooper Gerald Ellis during his funeral, held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Friday, April 5, 2019.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Stacy Ellis, wife of the Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis, and daughters Kaylee, middle, and Zoe, view the ceremony taking place during his funeral, held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Friday.
  Stacy Ellis, wife of the Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis, and daughters Kaylee, middle, and Zoe, view the ceremony taking place during his funeral, held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Stacy Ellis hugs Acting Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly after receiving the folded flag from the casket during the funeral for her husband, Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Stacy Ellis hugs Acting Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly after receiving the folded flag from the casket during the funeral for her husband, Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday April 5, 2019 in Grayslake. Ellis was killed in a crash on Interstate 94 by a driver who was driving in the wrong direction.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday April 5, 2019 in Grayslake. Ellis was killed in a crash on Interstate 94 by a driver who was driving in the wrong direction.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Pallbearers from the Illinois State Police Honor guard place the casket of Trooper Gerald Ellis on a pedestal.
  Pallbearers from the Illinois State Police Honor guard place the casket of Trooper Gerald Ellis on a pedestal.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Peggy Grost of Wildwood covers her heart as the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College.
  Peggy Grost of Wildwood covers her heart as the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
  The funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Larry Leafblad kneels with his grandson Rocky Fischer, 4, both of Grayslake, during the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Larry Leafblad kneels with his grandson Rocky Fischer, 4, both of Grayslake, during the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Police cars participate in a funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
  Police cars participate in a funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Ryan Curtis of McHenry holds a flag during the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Ryan Curtis of McHenry holds a flag during the funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads out of Lake County College Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A flag is draped between two ladder trucks outside the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  A flag is draped between two ladder trucks outside the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Illinois State Police troopers stand outside the entrance prior to the funeral of Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Illinois State Police troopers stand outside the entrance prior to the funeral of Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The hearse is readied prior to the start of the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  The hearse is readied prior to the start of the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Gov. J.B. Priztker attends the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Gov. J.B. Priztker attends the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Members of the Honor Guard fire a rifle volley during the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Members of the Honor Guard fire a rifle volley during the funeral of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
People wave flags as a police car led funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
  People wave flags as a police car led funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Members of the Honor Guard stand near the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Members of the Honor Guard stand near the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Honor Guard pallbearers place the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis into the hearse.
  Honor Guard pallbearers place the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis into the hearse.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis prepares to depart from the College of Lake County in Grayslake on Friday, April 5, 2019.
  The funeral procession for Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis prepares to depart from the College of Lake County in Grayslake on Friday, April 5, 2019.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Honor Guard pallbearers prepare to fold the flag from the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
  Honor Guard pallbearers prepare to fold the flag from the casket of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads southbound down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
  A funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads southbound down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
The funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
  The funeral procession for of Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis heads down Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa as they head to the cemetery Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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