Police Officer Merrill Bruguier

Police Officer Merrill Bruguier

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Merrill Bruguier

Police Officer Merrill Bruguier was killed in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of S.D. Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 212 at approximately 4:00 am.

He was traveling from Cherry Creek to Eagle Butte at the time of the crash.

Officer Bruguier was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 24-7UNION
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location South Dakota

single vehicle crash

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12 years without you Bob has been unreal. I wonder what would life be like if you were here. Our son has chosen a road I refuse to accept. We aren’t on speaking terms, he basically wished me dead and he totally broke my heart. He has so much hate right now. I dreamed of a college education and a career that he wanted. He dropped out of college. Watch over him Bob, only an angel can save him and show him a better road to a successful life. You are loved, missed and never forgotten.

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September 27, 2022

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