Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 26-3
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 1/3/2003
Suspect: Sentenced to 12 years
Deputy Dennis McElderry was struck and killed by a patrol car after deploying stop sticks during a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 63 just north of Bloomfield, Iowa, shortly before midnight.
The suspect, who was being chased, later turned himself in and was charged with vehicular manslaughter. The suspect was convicted of charges related to Deputy McElderry's death and was sentenced to 12 years in jail.
Deputy McElderry had been employed with the Davis County Sheriff's Department for four years, and he is survived by his three children, fiancee, parents, and two sisters.