County Judge collapses in meeting, dies at hospital

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Bill McElhaney

Bill McElhaney

Wise County Judge Bill McElhaney died just before noon Monday at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He collapsed during a meeting of county commissioners around 10:15 a.m. and was treated at the scene by Wise County medics before being transported.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow has ordered an autopsy by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

McElhaney, who lived in Bridgeport, was serving his second term as county judge and was currently serving as vice president of North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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6 Responses to “County Judge collapses in meeting, dies at hospital”

  1. Prayers for his family!!!

  2. says:

    Now that is sad, prayers to the family

  3. Paul Wood says:

    A lot of Wise county folks lost a good friend today!

  4. Susan Boston says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of Judge McElhaney. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  5. I’m sadden to hear this news. I had the pleasure of meeting Jugde McElhaney in person just a few months ago. He loved Wise County and wanted the best for it and the people living here. I hope he knows how much I appreciate everything he has done for us all. I was looking forward to getting to know him better ever since he decided to help me and many others to rid Wise County of the usage of the Human Waste Fertilizer,(Biosolids). My condolences to his family and friends. Judge McElhaney will be missed.
    Bonnie Scroggins

  6. Bill McElhaney was a gentleman and a scholar who served his career industry admirably and in two different elective venues of service to his home County of Wise. We all were blessed and benefitted from his presence in our midst and his working side by side with so many of our citizens.


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