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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 crash

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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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JM Elliott was my grandfather. My grandmother was pregnant with my father when he was killed. As a result, my father never met his father.

May he rest in peace.

Rachel Elliott Rigolino
May 13, 2015


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