Officer Scott MerrittSeptember 10, 2021 Bakersfield Area
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of California Highway Patrol Officer Scott Edward Merritt, ID 18134, who tragically passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2021, from complications due to COVID-19.
Officer Merritt, 42, a nearly 16-year veteran of the Department, was assigned to the CHP – Bakersfield Area office. Officer Merritt also served in the CHP’s Santa Cruz Area office after his academy graduation.
He is survived by his wife, Shanon; children, Madison and Nolan; parents, Randall and Pattie Merritt; and brother, Cody.