8 Officers Shot
Inspector Audry E. Jacobs - in charge of Command Post on Elder Avenue
Battle of Elder Avenue headline
Crowd on Elder Avenue 1954
Dora Ward 1
Dora Ward and Lt. Paul D. Pearsey in hospital, July 1, 1954.
Dora Ward on pavement 1954
Edward Clouse 1
Eight officers wounded in Battle of Elder Avenue
Officer Myron Rance was injured by shattered glass when the windshield was hit.
Large crowd of onlookers
Howard Ellis home -733 N. Elder Avenue
Front page of Indianapolis Recorder - July 3, 1954
Howard Ellis, dead
Wife of Howard Ellis was first person shot.
Elder Avenue - Walkie - Talkies
From LIFE Magazine article
Suspect Howard Ellis is carried to the morgue after the incident ended.
Thousand or more people being held back.
Osborne, Clouse & Gaughan hit by Ellis' fire. Charles B. Keith on right.
L-R: Victor Osborne, Edward Clouse and Patrick Gaughn aide Dora Ward. Miley Avenue, rear of home.
Inspector Russell Carmichael shouting insructions from command post near 736 Miley Avenue (grain silos in background).
Dora Ward lies semiconscious, Melvin Jordan in foreground.
L-R: Dora Ward, Patrick Gaughan and Melvin Jordan -Miley Avenue, rear of house.
Les Bolander & Victor Osborne assist Merlin Lyon.
Map of Scene
Paul D Pearsey Shot 1954
Paul D Pearsey rookie photo 2012 scan (1)
Paul H White
The Battle of Elder Avenue poster
James P. Brenton assisting Edward Clouse to safety on Miley Avenue.
Two officers carry a third from scene, off Miley Avenue.
Officers aiding Dora Ward
Officer crawls toward wounded Dora Ward, just prior to being shot.