AG Identifies Injured Trooper in Fatal Dalton Shootout

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Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald releases the name of the Trooper involved in the incident that took place on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in Dalton, New Hampshire, in which Mark R. Clermont (age 45) was shot and killed.

The Trooper who discharged his firearm during the incident was New Hampshire State Police Trooper Matthew Merrill.  Trooper Merrill has been a law enforcement officer for approximately eleven years.  He joined the New Hampshire State Police in 2012.  Prior to that he worked as a Grantham Police Officer from 2008 to 2012.

Trooper Merrill remains hospitalized where he is being treated for gunshot wounds and is in stable condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation.  No further updates are expected until the investigation is completed.

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