Police Officer Terry Jay Emerick

Police Officer Terry Jay Emerick

Illinois Commerce Commission Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1994

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Terry Jay Emerick

Officer Terry Emerick was killed in an accident near the 57-mile marker, west of Vandalia, on Interstate 70 in Fayette County.

Officer Emerick had stopped a semitrailer on the shoulder of the roadway when his patrol car was struck by another semitrailer, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Emerick had served with the Illinois Commerce Commission Police for over two years. He had previously served with the Hillsboro Police Department for two years and as a deputy and probation officer in Fayette County. Officer Emerick was survived by his wife and 3-month-old son. In 2007, a portion of Illinois Route 185 between Hillsboro and Vandalia in Montgomery County was designated the Officer Terry J. Emerick Memorial Highway in his honor.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge IC48

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Remembering the sacrifice of our beloved husband and dad 26 years later. Praying we always make you proud as we continue this journey without you by our side. We miss your presence in our lives every day! As long as we have breath , your name will be spoken and your memory will live on. We miss you and love you always IC48!!!
Connie and Noah Dean

Connie and Noah Dean Emerick
Wife & Son

May 25, 2020

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