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Trooper Joseph Merritt Elliott | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


Joseph Merritt Elliott

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, October 20, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Trooper Elliott was killed in an automobile accident while he and another officer returned to the district headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. The officers were attempting to pass another car when the patrol car went out of control on the wet road surface. Trooper Elliott was pinned underneath the car and succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Trooper Elliott had served with the Illinois State Police for seven months and was assigned to District 8. Trooper Elliott was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 23, 2013


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