Military Police Officer Thomas J. Morrell

Military Police Officer Thomas J. Morrell

United States Marine Corps Military Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1987

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Thomas J. Morrell

MP Thomas Morrell succumbed to injuries sustained when he fell while on patrol aboard MCAS Yuma in Yuma, Arizona.

MP Morrell was conducting his routine patrol duties and climbed onto the roof of the Jet Engine Test Site Building #303 to gain an overview of his assigned patrol area. As he made his way across the roof of the building he fell through an opening, landing on the concrete floor approximately 50 feet below.

After MP Morrell failed to check-in at approximately 9:30 pm, a search was initiated. He was found unconscious on the building floor at approximately 12:00 am. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

MP Morrell is survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 13, 1987

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Last week many of your old MP Brothers and Sisters returned with your family to MCAS Yuma to remember you at the Base Chapel. Many of your family were there with us including your Mother and your 2 brothers.. We were all family for a little while.
It has been almost 32 years and that night still stays fresh in my mind today.. We remember you, your honorable service and your sacrifice.. You will not be forgotten..

SSgt. Bill Campbell
USMC Military Police

March 23, 2019

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