Released by the Arkansas State Police in May 2019, this story explains why an Arkansas State Trooper was officially commended by the Director of the Arkansas State Police.
On May 9, 2019, the Arkansas State Police Commission held a meeting in Little Rock. During the meeting, ASP Sergeant Jeremy Roberts gave an overview of the nomination of ASP Corporal Scott Ellis for an Official Commendation.
Sergeant Roberts explained that during his preparation for this presentation, his wife who works in disaster assistance and utilizes volunteers on a daily basis mentioned that the Federal Government has actually set a value of over $24.00 an hour for volunteerism. He felt like this is a simple illustration of the value of Scott’s work and provides us all with the appropriate appreciation for what he has done and the importance of this will be revealed shortly.
Everyone that knows Corporal Scott Ellis knows that he is an outstanding State Trooper and an even better person, but what you may not know is that he is a diligent volunteer and he has been doing this for most of his adult life.
For several years, Corporal Scott Ellis has been volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America dedicating his time to this organization as an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 18. He spends countless hours organizing and planning events for this organization, setting a fine example for these young men to follow.
Scott does not stop there, he also serves his local community by being a member of the West Pulaski Water Association. He is the Co-Chairman for the men’s ministry at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Scott is the Unit Commissioner for the Quapaw Area Counsel, Commissioner of the Pinnacle District Roundtable, and has developed and served as security team leader at his church and sits on many boards for his church. He also teaches the Wednesday night Awana’s program.
A conservative estimate is that Corporal Ellis has served his community by volunteering over 10,000 hours, so according to my wife and the Federal Government, Scott has donated to his community approximately a quarter of a million dollars through his efforts.
The Arkansas State Police is lucky to have Scott as a Trooper. Executive Protection Detail is lucky to have Scott as a member of our detail and I am lucky to have Scott as a friend, a role model and truly somebody to look up to. Thank you Scott for all you do.
Colonel Bryant presented an Official Commendation to Corporal Scott Ellis.