Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 9 months
Badge # 2393
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Trooper Merenda was struck by a vehicle and killed on the New Jersey Turnpike while on duty in Woolwick Township. He was struck as he made a traffic stop of a speeding motorist.
Trooper Merenda had served with the agency for almost three years. He was survived by his wife and two young sons.