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

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

As an Ex- Serving Officer in the United Kingdom I pass on my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy McElderry.
It is a dangerous job wherever we are in the world.
You are not forgotten on this side of the Atlantic
God Bless


I didn't know this fine Deputy but I hope his family and friends know he served this County well. As a former resident of Davis County I hope that the residents there will offer prayers and support to the tragic events that has claimed another life and a public servant.

From my family to the residents of Bloomfield and County of Davis I offer my deepest condolences to you all and will pray for Deputy Sheriff McElderry and the officers from this agency.

God Bless you Deputy McElderry for your time here on Earth you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tonya M. Stephenson
Former Davis County, IA Resident

Rest in peace and God bless you Deputy McElderry. Tragically you are the first hero lost this year, 2003, and sadly not the last. Our job is dangerous and we know at anytime we may breathe our last breath, but we accept that and do our duty no matter what the risk. Your watch is over now, so rest easy brother, as we keep the beat in your name. My thoughts and prayers are with your children, family and fellow officers.

A Brother in Blue


thank you for your time as an officer! you are a true hero! may GOD be with your family, friends, and co-workers. may you rest in peace.

911 dispatcher


I have never met you but I fell as if I know you, my heart is hurting because I have lost another brother in blue. May god bless your friends and family. Now you may be another one of the many angels to watch over us.

Patrolman Bradley Evans
Monroe Police Dept. Monroe, NC

You will not be forgotten, Brother


You can now patrol a better beat. Heaven just got another angel.


God's Grace and Peace to you, your family and law enforcement family~

I am saddened to hear of another officer lost for such a senceless reason. I wish the family and co-workers the best.

Whitehall Police Department

You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)

Isaiah 40:31

Officer Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN

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