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

traffic stop

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Remembering your sacrifice 28 years later. We're doing our best to make you proud and keep your memory alive. You are loved and missed every day. Days like today are difficult to get through, but God has been Good to us and carries us through these valleys. You would be proud to know our son just graduated with his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy!!! He wants to use his profession in serving others as well.
Until we meet again

Connie Emerick
Connie and Noah Dean Emerick

May 25, 2022

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