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Detective Thomas S. Adubato | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Detective

Thomas S. Adubato

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, August 17, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 819

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New York

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Adubato was shot and killed in New York City while attempting to arrest a murder suspect wanted in Newark. A New York City officer who was with Detective Adubato was also shot and wounded. Despite the wounds Detective Adubato received, he picked up the other wounded officer and carried him down five flights of stairs to safety. Detective Adubato was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was never charged in connection with Detective Adubato's death, but was convicted of the original murder and executed.

Detective Adubato had been with the agency for 19 years.

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Rest in peace Detective Adubato. Your bravery won't be forgotten. Was wondering if you were related to basketball coach, Richie Adubato.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 17, 2017

 

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