Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard

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   December 2009

Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard, 49, was struck by a vehicle at 10:30 a.m., on December 25, 2009. Cpl. Engelhard was completing a traffic crash investigation on westbound Interstate 44 east of Eureka, MO, when a driver lost control of his vehicle on the ice covered roadway and struck him. At the time of the crash, Cpl. Engelhard was standing behind his patrol vehicle waiting for a tow truck to arrive at a previous non-injury traffic crash he was working.Cpl. Engelhard was transported to the St. Clair Health Center by Eureka Ambulance with serious injuries. At 11:20 a.m., Cpl. Engelhard died from the injuries he sustained as a result of the crash.

Cpl. Engelhard, 49, joined the Patrol on March 15, 2000. He is survived by his parents and a brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephews. Cpl. Engelhard is the 28th member of the Patrol to make the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the citizens of Missouri.

 
 

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