Senior Master Trooper, Illinois State Police
Mr. Merry graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1989 and from the Illinois State Police Academy in 1990. He is certified in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). He is co-author of the training curriculum for police officers on appropriate responses to active shooters and has co-authored training for schools and businesses on how to respond to active shooter incidents. He assists individual organizations and facilities with planning in the event of an active shooter. His experience includes nearly 24 years as a State Trooper, Range Master, and Control and Arrest Tactics Instructor.