Fundraiser planned for family of Richland County deputy, wife killed in wreck

ophillips@thestate.comJuly 8, 2013 

A memorial service for Derek and Leigh El Dada was held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington. El Dada, a Richland County sheriff's deputy and his wife were killed in a motorcycle crash in Saluda County.


— A chicken bog fundraiser will be held Friday on behalf of the two daughters of a Richland County sheriff’s deputy and his wife who were killed in a motorcycle wreck.

Sgt. Derrick El Dada and his wife, Leigh El Dada, were killed June 19 in a motorcycle wreck in Saluda County. The couple had two teen daughters and proceeds from the chicken bog will help support them.

The lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zack’s Sandwich Shop, 3521 Bush River Road. The fundraiser is being organized by the sheriff’s department, Columbia Police Department, Schroeder’s Towing and Zack’s Sandwich Shop.

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