Officer Noah Mack Merrill, Jr.

Officer Noah Mack Merrill, Jr.

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, December 11, 1978

Noah Mack Merrill, Jr.

Officer Noah Merrill was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed during a traffic stop on I-10 eight miles east of Benson.

Officer Merrill had served with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for eight years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 695

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Officer Merrill,
A month from today you will have been gone from us for forty years. As a trucker I will say that there is never a time that the rig rolls up by a traffic stop or accident and I don't see your image at the front of my mind. If I cannot move left, the hazards go on and the rig slows to a crawl. Recently while on I-10 eastbound at AZ mile marker 312 and just after it my attention was drawn to the opposite shoulder (westbound side). I wondered if that might have been where the accident occurred? I sensed a strong presence.
Tomorrow I am headed to Phoenix in the rig and it will be so nice to stop and visit with you at the Texas Canyon rest area. I play a 15 string bass and am writing a song with Trooper Edenhofer in mind. You will be in the song as well, sir.

Texas, trucker

November 11, 2018

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