Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 30 years
Badge # 1177
Cause: Automobile accident
Lieutenant Lester Pagano was killed in an automobile accident on I-80, while assigned to a detail investigating the murder of Trooper Philip Lamonaco, who was shot and killed on December 21, 1981.
He was returning from following up on leads when he was involved in the accident.
Lieutenant Pagano had been employed with the New Jersey State Police for over 30 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper Philip Joseph Lamonaco