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Dennis Harris Marriott
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1945
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1981
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Missouri State Trooper Marriott was killed when a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver struck him. Trooper Marriott was struck by the vehicle after exiting from his patrol car for a traffic stop. The vehicle, which hit Trooper Marriott, stopped momentarily after the incident and then left the scene. The vehicle was stopped a few minutes later by the Jefferson City Police Department and the female driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested. The driver was later tried and sentenced to ten years in prison on a charge of manslaughter. Trooper Marriott is survived by his wife and four children, Cindy Herring Marriott (wife) and children Cynthia Lynn Marriott (Stonehocker), Michael Stephen Marriott, Jennifer Kristine Marriott (Zachreson), and Rebecca Leann Marriott (Wattleworth).


Dennis Harris Marriott enlisted in the US Army April 1968 assigned to the Military Police Division with a BA in Law Enforcement from Central Missouri State University. He completed Criminal Investigation Division School in the Spring 1969 and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam for one year, returning in April 1970. He re-enlisted in Feb 1971 as a CID Agent and elevated to rank of Warrant Office in Feb 1972. He was transferred from Oakland, California in Jan 1973 to CID Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington DC and assigned to the Personal Security Division, providing protective services to the Secretary of the Defense, Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff. He was also assigned to the White House in 1973 to assist in protecting President Richard Nixon's family members. Dec 1974 he requested to be discharged from the Army, due to his father's declining health from Cancer and desire to be of assistance to his parents in Missouri. He was discharged from the Army with the rank of CW2. He joined the Missouri Highway Patrol on 1 Jan 1975 and was stationed in Jefferson City, Missouri in Troop F, just 30 miles from his parents home. He completed his Masters Degree from Central Missouri State University in Law Enforcement and served as a Missouri Highway Patrolman until his death June 1981, killed in the line of duty. 
Family links: 
  Arthur Thomas Marriott (1903 - 1977)
  Vera Estelle Harris Marriott (1908 - 1982)
  Arthur Edwin Marriott (1923 - 2010)**
  Dennis Harris Marriott (1945 - 1981)
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Cindy Price
Originally Created by: Kathy Margrave
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
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Dennis Harris Marriott
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Dennis Harris Marriott
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Dennis Harris Marriott
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 Added: Sep. 21, 2014
A Missouri State Trooper, remembered on the solemn anniversary of his passing.
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014

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