PORTSMOUTH, NH – Official New Hampshire Police report has confirmed that a trooper was killed when a semi struck a police cruiser.
The crash occurred Thursday, 28th October at around 12:30 a.m. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Staff Sargeant Jesse Sherrill was the trooper who passed away due to the crash, officials say. Staff Sgt. Sherrill was working on a construction detail on northbound I-95 as crews were installing a rumble strip. During this, a semi struck his police cruiser.
Staff Sgt. Sherrill was transported to a nearby hospital. He succumbed to the injuries from the crash.
The driver of the semi, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was also hospitalized due to the crash but has since been released.
“Staff Sergeant Sherrill was known as a ‘trooper’s trooper,’ a consummate, dedicated professional and a true family man,” said Colonel Nathan A. Noyes. “For nearly 20 years, he served the State of New Hampshire with honor and pride.”
“The entire State of New Hampshire mourns the loss of Staff Sergeant Jesse Sherrill of the New Hampshire State Police today. In honor of his service to the Granite State I have directed flags to fly at half-staff, effective immediately and until sunset on Sunday, October 31, 2021,” stated New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.