Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry

Davis County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 2003

Dennis Ray McElderry

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.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 26-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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To Dennis family,

I still think of you on the loss of your dad, and know he would be proud of you all.
God gained an angel but you still gained one angel in blue watching you all from the gates of heaven.

Tonya Stephenson
Citizen, Des Moines, Iowa

June 14, 2017

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