MISSOURI (WHO) -- Wednesday, we learned the Missouri State Trooper who was operating the boat when a Clive man went overboard and drowned at Lake of the Ozarks in 2014 could get his law enforcement license back.
Trooper Anthony Piercy was behind the wheel, driving to shore to give 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson a breath test, when Ellingson fell overboard.
An investigation showed Piercy was driving too fast and failed to secure Ellingson's life vest so the state revoked his license.
Wednesday, a judge decided the public safety director did so unlawfully. Now the case is back under review.
We spoke with Craig Ellingson, Brandon’s father, Wednesday about the upcoming five-year anniversary of his son’s death and the ruling.
“It’s different without Brandon around, we’re still dealing with his death. And the highway patrolman that killed Brandon is still trying to get his license back,” said Ellingson.