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Patrolman Robert T. Tobias | Manchester Township Police Department, New Jersey Manchester Township Police Department, New Jersey


Robert T. Tobias

Manchester Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, May 17, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 1770

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Robert Tobias was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on State Highway 70 at approximately 5:45 pm.

He was standing five feet off of the roadway when a third vehicle left the travel lanes, sideswiped the patrol car and stopped vehicle, and struck Patrolman Tobias, who was standing next to the driver's door of the stopped vehicle. Patrolman Tobias was killed instantly. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with causing death by auto, operating an unsafe vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Patrolman Tobias had served with the Manchester Township Police Department for one year. He was survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.

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Many years have passed. I still remember you walking to your car that morning when you were going to work. I still miss you after all of these years!! Love you...

Denise Tobias
May 9, 2016


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