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Davis County Sheriff's Office

DEPUTY
DENNIS RAY MCELDERRY

Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry

Deputy Dennis McElderry was struck and killed Friday, January 3, 2003, 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 served with the Davis County Sheriff's Office for four years, and he is survived by his three children, fiancee, parents, and two sisters. Deputy McElderry was 45 years old.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)