Oral History

Stavis “Steve” Ellis Family

Widow Juanita, children Michael, Steve, and Patricia, and granddaughter Stefany share stories and memories of the late Dallas police sergeant Stavis “Steve” Ellis, a lead motorcycle officer in the Kennedy motorcade. Ellis heard shots fired in Dealey Plaza and was at Parkland Hospital before escorting Lyndon Johnson back to Love Field.  Previously Ellis served as motorcycle escort to John F. Kennedy during his 1960 and 1962 visits to Dallas. Recorded February 23, 2009.

Ms. Juanita Ellis passed away on November 17, 2011.