Lake Of The Ozarks
Missouri lawmakers are gathering more testimony on the wisdom of the decision three years ago to make the Water Patrol a division of the State Highway Patrol.
Missouri lawmakers are calling for a review of the state’s Water Patrol Division after a man drowned this year while in trooper custody.
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper expressed concerns in a call to a supervisor that he might have made mistakes when a handcuffed Iowa man drowned after he was arrested.
Larry and Paulette Moreau, of Hartsburg, say they went past the patrol boat and 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson before he drowned May 31 in the Lake of the Ozarks.
Jurors have ruled that the death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks was accidental.
A trooper who was at the helm of a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell overboard and drowned says he lacked training to handle the situation.
The case of the Iowa college student who drowned while in Missouri Water Patrol custody on Memorial Day Weekend goes before a rare coroner’s inquest in Morgan County this morning.
An upcoming court proceeding will examine the death of a handcuffed Iowa man who went overboard as a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him from the Lake of the Ozarks on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.
Nearly three months after their son drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks while handcuffed and in Missouri Water Patrol custody, an Iowa family still is waiting for the official report on how it happened.
It’s likely that St. Louis area residents who own a boat have made the trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, and they have Bagnell Dam to thank.