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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I reflect on that day ever so often as I am sure Scott does God bless you and your Family my Marine Brother.

Erich Graf Cpl USMC
MP Provost Marshalls Office MCAS Yuma, AZ 1986-1989

January 4, 2022

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