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Detective John Tamburro | Essex County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey Essex County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey

Detective

John Tamburro

Essex County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, October 1, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pleaded guilty

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Detective Tamburro was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a robbery of a liquor store. Detective Tamburro was off-duty and talking with the manager of the store when a gunman entered and announced a robbery. The suspect had taken $50 from the manager, when Detective Tamburro reached for his service weapon. The suspect opened fire, killing Detective Tamburro.

Two suspects were later apprehended. The suspect who shot Detective Tamburro pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison.

Detective Tamburro had served with the Essex County Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Linda...My dad Ed Peslak...worked with your dad...we continuously ask for intercession of Holy Saints to watch over our families here and in as part of church Triumphant. Bernadette Peslak

Bernadette Peslak, Esq.
My dad worked in Essex sheriffs office with Det. Tamburro
September 5, 2016

 

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