Welcome home, Sgt. Ellis!
With much anticipation, the entire Manchester Township family was overjoyed to welcome home Sgt. Antonio Ellis following his brave and long fought battle with COVID-19. We were honored to give him a hero’s welcome when his police escort stopped at town hall yesterday. Sgt. Ellis never gave up as he fought hard each and every day to get back home to his loving family. That day has finally come, and we couldn’t be happier for Antonio and the Ellis family!
The Manchester Township family would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who helped us celebrate this special day, including the many surrounding agencies, companies and individuals who came out to show their support. These included but are not limited to: Toms River Police, Toms River District One Fire, Manchester Fire, Manchester EMS, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey State Police Aviation, Jackson Police, Barnegat Police, Howell Police, Lakewood Police, Berkeley Police, Brick Police, Lacey Police, Lakehurst Police, Ocean Township (Waretown) Police, Stafford Police, Chery Hill Police, Philadelphia Police, the Shamrock and Thistle Pipe Band, Blue Wave Printing, Cure’s Barbeque Time BBQ, Capone’s Gourmet Pizza and Pasta, Shop-Rite of Fischer Blvd., local hotrod enthusiasts clubs, as well as the staff of the Cooper Medical Center and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
The coming together of the community in support of Antonio and his family was nothing short of spectacular and it will remain a day that the Manchester Township family and Ellis family will never forget.