September 16, 2015

Dwight Maness - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness, age 47, died on September 14, 2015, at a hospital in McHenry, Illinois. 

Deputy Dwight Maness (L); Scott Peters (R)
Deputy Maness was a member of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. He had 8 years of service. 

McHenry County is in northeast Illinois with a population of just under 309,000. 

Almost a year ago, on October 16, 2014, Dwight and two other deputies had responded to a request for a welfare check at a house in the village of Holiday Hills. 

Scott Peters, then age 52, opened fire on the deputies and kept firing as the deputies fled for cover. 

Dwight Maness was shot in the back and in the leg. The other deputy was also shot in the leg. 

Dwight was pulled to safety and rushed to a nearby hospital. 

The shooter, Scott Peters, was arrested soon after.  He has been convicted of attemped murder and has been sentenced to 135 years in prison. 

Dwight was confined to a wheelchair and underwent numerous painful surgeries to
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Dwight and
for those who have lost him.
repair some of the damage from his wounds. 

On September 14, 2015, while undergoing a rehab session in a swimming pool, Dwight tragically died of a blot clot in his lungs.

Dwight was a U.S. Army Veteran.

The McHenry Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. Dwight was a well-loved and well-respected deputy. He was a conscientious and dedicated officer. He will be forever remembered.

Dwight's loved ones are devastated over his unexpected and tragic death. He kept up an optimistic stance throughout this ordeal. He was looking forward to his recovery and to returning to work. He will be forever mourned.

Dwight is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife. 

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, Dwight.

Pray for all who are wounded and who suffer.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Dwight is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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