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Police Officer Terry Jay Emerick | Illinois Commerce Commission Police, Illinois Illinois Commerce Commission Police, Illinois

Police Officer

Terry Jay Emerick

Illinois Commerce Commission Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # IC48

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Terry Emerick was killed in an accident near the 57-mile marker, west of Vandalia, on Interstate 70 in Fayette County.

Officer Emerick had stopped a semitrailer on the shoulder of the roadway when his patrol car was struck by another semitrailer, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Emerick had served with the Illinois Commerce Commission Police for over two years. He had previously served with the Hillsboro Police Department for two years and as a deputy and probation officer in Fayette County. Officer Emerick was survived by his wife and 3-month-old son. In 2007, a portion of Illinois Route 185 between Hillsboro and Vandalia in Montgomery County was designated the Officer Terry J. Emerick Memorial Highway in his honor.

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Merry Christmas! Reminiscing what our Christmas traditions were when you were with us and still missing those special times. Praying the Lord will continue to be by our side and give us the courage needed each day to carry out His will for our lives. Thank You Lord for your amazing love and the precious memories we hold on to of our loved ones celebrating Christmas in Heaven w you and also our loving family here w us. We thank you for your most precious gift...JESUS and the HOPE of seeing Him and our loved ones who call Heaven home again when our journey here is over. May we live our lives for you and may our light always shine leading others to you also. Our FAITH has grown stronger thru our pain as we put our TRUST in our loving Savior.

Connie & Noah Dean Emerick
Your loving wife and son
December 25, 2016


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