Officer Jackson D. Elmer

Officer Jackson D. Elmer

End of Watch: 

November 14, 1987

Age: 29
Murray Police Department
Accidental: Pedestrian

Officer Jackson D. Elmer was killed while investigating a traffic crash.
Shortly before midnight, Officer Elmer and another Murray officer were investigating a traffic accident and were on foot at 5530 S. State when a pickup traveling at high speed struck them from behind. The other officer suffered a dislocated shoulder. Officer Elmer was dragged more than 200 feet before falling to the roadway. He died at the scene. The driver of the truck fled but was identified by a passenger and arrested a short time later. Officer Elmer was married and the father of two young children.  He is buried in Murray City Cemetery.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Jackson D. Elmer is sponsored by the Murray Police Officers Association.

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