Trooper Robert Joseph Merenda

Trooper Robert Joseph Merenda

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 29, 1971

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Robert Joseph Merenda

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge 2393

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Merenda,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 29, 2021

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