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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry | Davis County Sheriff's Department, Iowa Davis County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Deputy Sheriff

Dennis Ray McElderry

Davis County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, January 3, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 26-3

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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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.

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Just stopping in to tell you I was thinking about you a lot tonight. Miss you so much and I wish you were here to meet your grandson. He is something else and never fails to put a smile on my face. I love you Dad

Taylor McElderry
Daughter
March 11, 2016

 

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