- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- December 13, 1998
- Fort Wayne
- September 27, 1972 - April 3, 1999 | 26 Years Old
While on patrol in Adams County, Trooper Elson stopped a pickup truck on US 27 in the city of Decatur. As Trooper Elson exited his patrol car, the driver of the truck opened fire with an automatic assault rifle. Trooper Elson was pronounced dead at the scene.