Trooper Joseph Merritt Elliott

Trooper Joseph Merritt Elliott

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 20, 1933

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Joseph Merritt Elliott

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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