Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry

Davis County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry

When I got home from work last night, I checked the web site like I do almost every day. Tears started to fall as I read the information on the site of the first death of the year. My heart aches for the children and parents along with all his brothers and sisters in blue.

You are in a better place now. Thank you for your time patroling the beat here on earth. Now, you have the a better beat to patrol, heaven. God Bless you.

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY FRIENDS AND COWORKERS OF THIS OFFICER. GOD BLESS

PFC
MBPD

THIS IS SADD,ON FRIDAY,WE JUST HAD A PINELLAS CO. SHERRIFF'S DEPUTY THROW OUT STOP STICKS HERE IN ST PETE FLA. THE DRIVER RAN HIM OVER ON PURPOSE,,INSTEAD OF RUNNING OVER THE STOP STICKS,HE WILL BE OK...

LT. JAMES THOMAS
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH POLICE DEPT. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH FLA.

To those who worked with this Officer and to all those who Are family to this Great Man.
I am so sorry, He has to be the first one in 2003.
He is in Heaven getting that Party ready for the rest of us.
I can hear him now saying leave the Donuts home we have plenty. And we are going to have some fun when we all get together on that one great day.
We all are hear holding you all up in prayer.
It doesn't hurt to cry but remember the smiles are what we all need to pull each other through.
We are here for you in Michigan and across the world.
We are touched and feel for the children who have lost Dad to this crime.
Hold your head up and be proud of who and what He was, He was your Dad.
Our Police Officer and also a great man to The Community. and To the Family of Police Officers everywhere.
Happy New Year too you all.

Sunshine
Detroit/Grosse Pointe/Macomb

Deputy McElderry's work here on earth is finally over. We can all take comfort in knowing that the lord has a special place for heroes like him and the many other leos that give their lives each year in the line of duty for their agencies. May God bless Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry's family and friends through this very difficult time.

PSALMS Chapter 23 verses 1-6

PO1 J L MCCRARY
THOMASVILLE NCPD

Your loss in felt by every man and women who wears the blue. May our Lord comfort you and lift you up in your great time of sorrow. the Lord will provide healing in the dark days ahead.

Sgt. R. Van Krevelen 643
Enid Police Department
Enid, Oklahoma
Suviving Father
OHP Trooper C. Van Krevelen J952 EOW 11-28-02

Sgt. R. Van Krevelen
Enid Police Department

May your soul find peace brother.

Dan Dalley eow 06-04-01

Officer John T. Coughran
Fruita Police Department

REST IN PEACE, YOUR OTHER BROTHERS WILL WELCOME YOU JUST AS YOU WILL WELCOME US WHEN WE MEET AT THE CROSS ROADS

DETECTIVE
SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE

To the parents and children of Deputy McElderry may God be with you all in this terrible time of loss, and you kids remember that your dad is a TRUE HERO always and that he is now keeping watch from above. Deputy McElderry may you rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

Another hero's life taken too soon.
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy McElderry. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

Deepest sympathy to the family of DS Dennis Ray McElderry.

Anonymous

To the friends, family and fellow officers of Deputy McElderry; From all of us here at THP, may God bless you all in every way. It truly is felt here as it is there. To Deputy McElderry take watch from your new assignment, and ride with us all as we continue to do the task before us.

TN State Troopers
Tennessee Highway Patrol

THE POLICEMAN’S LAST ROLL CALL ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand."


There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the Policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell."


Rest in peace brother, and God bless your Family.

Ofcr Rusty Redican
LAPD 77th DIV

My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Sheriff Dennis McElderry. You will never be forgoten. Your tour here on earth is over, but heaven is calling you up to protect his. Rest in Peace for you have done well.


Davis County Resident

GOD BLESS DEPUTY MCELDERRYS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS.MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

My wife Aleidy and myself wish to express our condolences to the men and women of the DSO in the death of Deputy McElderry. We pray for his eternal rest.
Frank A. Piloto, Jr., Retired Deputy Sheriff
Miami Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

Frank Piloto Jr., Retired
Miami Dade Police Department

I am always saddened to hear of a Law Officers passing, my prayers go out to the Family of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry during this delicate time.

God Bless your soul dear Brother...

Officer Glenn McGloughlin
King County Jail

My thoughts and prayers are with this Deputy's family. Our agency had a Deputy hit using stop sticks on the same day. Luckily, he survived to fight another day.

We who remain, strive forward remembering those who have made the ulitimate sacrifice.

Deputy B.S. West
Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff's Office

I'm saddened that the first police officer death of the year is here in Iowa, though it's saddening no matter where it happens. God's speed, Dennis. Our prayers are with you, your family and fellow Deputies in Davis County.

Det. Brent Curtis
Des Moines Police Department

To Deputy McElderry family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.


God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

Deputy McElderry's name and department will be read at our
Memorial service on Tuesday, May 13th. May he rest in peace. and may God be with his family.

Chaplain Jim Powell
Oldham County PD - Ky

God Bless you. You are now in a better place and looking out for us. We are currently going through a tragic loss at our dept as well and my heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your dept and your family.

Anonymous

The thin blue line is getting thinner and thinner, rest in peace brother.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the members of the Davis Co S.O. and the family of Dep. McElderry. Thank you for your bravery and courage while doing this most difficult job. We have the watch now brother so rest in peace. Job well done.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy McElderry, my deepest sympathy. Know that we are all out here hurting for you, praying that God will bless and comfort you during this terrible time. I know that horrible phone call, and my heart breaks to think of you receiving it just today. I'm so very sorry.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

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