Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Cory Raymond Elson

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper Cory Raymond Elson

Thank you for your bravery. God bless your family!

M/Trooper K. Waters
Indiana State Police

April 3, 2019

Trooper Elson,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 3, 2019

Trooper Elson, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

April 3, 2018

God Bless, my neighborhood friend from so many years ago....
Think of you and your family often, both with sadness and smiles....

Erica Shroyer
neighborhood friend

March 3, 2018

I met Cory through the Monroe County Sheriff's Reserve. .I issued his probationary uniforms to him for the unit and it seemed like the same week he returned them and said he had been accepted to I.S.P. and was going to the academy ,I shook his hand and congratulated him.He was a fine person, every time I see a Troopers car memories are brought back..RIP Trooper Elson you'll not be forgotten

Marshal Charlie Vandeventer (Retired)

January 26, 2018

18 years. It seems like yesterday!

Retired Tim Schaffer
Wells County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2017


Monica Zahasky
Cops cycling for survivors

April 3, 2017

I grew up with him my entire life. He is an amazing man!! I have loved him since i was 2.

first class
Childhood Friend

March 31, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Elson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Cory... You will always be missed. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.... You will always be our Hero!

Tara Guillaume Bailey
Dispatcher/ISP 22 (1997-1999)

April 5, 2012

Never forgotten!

Officer Chanda Dolsen
City of Madison Police Department - Classmate 56th Recruit Academy

April 4, 2012

Always Remembered, Always Honored

Carolyn Dudley
Surviving Spouse -ISP Lt Gary Dudley

April 3, 2012

Rest in peace trooper and may god bless you.


April 3, 2012

It's been too long since i have last talked to you. A lot has changed since you left us. But becuase of you, your fellow officers are safer. We talk about what happened to you and how we should never let down our guard. Please keep watching over us. Tell my mom, I miss her.

Sgt. Dan Mawhorr
Indiana State Police #22

February 19, 2012

My dad was a senior trooper when this happened. It was Easter Sunday, we were on spring break in Texas. Mom called the post to let them know dad had a minor heart attack that morning, and then was informed by one of the corporals that Cory was killed earlier and another trooper's dad had passed as a result of a severe anxiety attack due to the incident. It still makes me cry when I think of it. God bless you Cory.

Mark Roe
Son of Master Trooper K. Roe, Indiana State Police

October 11, 2011


I have thought of you and the other Brothers and Sisters often. You were great to know your short time at D22. You were fun to train. I no longer live in Indiana and but still think of your sense of humor. I'm sorry,
Your Brother in Christ
Dave Koppenhaver

Forensic Scientist Dave Koppenhaver
Former-ISP Laboratory

May 1, 2011

I did not know Cory, but when he was killed I lived in Berne, Indiana, just down the road from Decatur.
This tragedy has never left me, and I want the family to know that we still reflect upon that day and lift you in prayer... now and always. RIP Trooper Elson.


June 17, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and thos troopers still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 3, 2010

Remembering you on the 11th anniversary of your sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

April 3, 2010

I remember getting the call from our Honor Guard Sergeant asking me if I wanted to go to Indiana to represent our Department at your memorial service Being a Hoosier I was honored. I remember having a feeling of loss the entire trip and your memorial service was deeply moving and emotional for me. Thank you for your service and to your family God Bless. You are not forgotten.

Sgt Dallas Luttrell #4900
Arizona Highway Patrol (AZ DPS)

November 30, 2009

Praying for your family on your anniversary~ Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace

911 Dispatcher

April 6, 2009

Trooper Elson,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 6, 2009

It was 10 years ago that Cory was killed. Cory was an Indiana State Police Officer when he was killed and is proudly remembered for this. For many, that is how Cory is remembered. For others, Cory is remembered for much more than that. Cory was a husband, a son, a brother and a friend. I proudly consider Cory a good friend and will always remember him. During his 26 years he did many things that will be remembered. I hope that everybody who knew Cory can help keep the memories of his life alive by sharing with others.

For many, Cory’s funeral will always be remembered. Many things about the funeral stand out in my mind but I will just share one. While at the church somebody asked me who the dark haired girl with the family was. My distracted reply was, ‘that is sister’. I got a look and then realized what I said. I then explained that she was Cory’s sister Lori.

I will always have fond memories of Cory from growing up in the neighborhood, boating, skiing and mountain biking. I have two pictures of Cory that were given to me by his parents after his death. One is of Cory standing and smiling and the other is a picture of him in his State Police Uniform. These pictures hang in the basement over the bar and are a reminder that my friend is gone but not forgotten.

Jack Brake

April 4, 2009

Cory its been 10 years since your passing and I get on almost everyday and read your story as well as Trooper Patricks story... You are really an amazing individual in my book...

Josh Milbourn

April 3, 2009

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