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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 29, 2011

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