Corporal Dennis Edward Engelhard

Corporal Dennis Edward Engelhard

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 2009

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Dennis Edward Engelhard

Corporal Dennis Engelhard was fatally struck by a vehicle while investigating a minor accident on I-44, in Eureka, on Christmas day.

While waiting for a tow truck to arrive, Corporal Engelhard was struck by the driver of a vehicle who lost control on an icy patch due to winter weather conditions. Corporal Engelhard was transported to the St. Clair Health Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Corporal Engelhard had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 10 years. He is survived by his life partner, stepson, parents, and brother.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 355

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Hi Dennis,

You and I have never met but I got to know you through your love Kelly. We were unlikely friends who were bonded by our shared losses. As I got to know him it was easy to see why you loved him. He had such a big heart. Kelly shared with me many stories about you and your life together. Even across the miles it was obvious how much he loved you too. As much as I miss my friend, I take comfort in knowing that you two have been reunited and that you both sit at the foot of Jesus being accepted "just as you (both) are." I thank you for loving Kelly, for looking out for Zach, and for your service to the community. I pray that you have had a chance to meet up with my Dennis and some of the other "blue angels" out there. Please give Kelly, my Dennis, and all the angels a big hug for me and continue to watch out for us still down here as only you can.

Love and light,

Jocelyne Brar
Fiancee of the late Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

November 10, 2020

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