Trooper Thomas J. Merry

Trooper Thomas J. Merry

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, July 12, 1980

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Thomas J. Merry

Trooper Thomas Merry was killed when he was struck by a suspect's vehicle while setting up for a roadblock in Palmyra during a pursuit. He was attempting to seek cover when he was struck by the vehicle.

The 20-year-old subject, who only suffered a broken leg, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to three years.

Trooper Merry had served with the Maine State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 332

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

roadblock, vehicle pursuit

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Trooper Merry, it has been 44 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 3 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 12, 2024

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