Detective Frederick W. Toto

Detective Frederick W. Toto

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1967

Frederick W. Toto

Detective Frederick Toto was shot and killed by a sniper at the intersection of Broome Street and Springfield Avenue during the Newark Riots. Detective Toto was standing at the corner with other officers when shots were fired from a nearby apartment building. Detective Toto was struck in the chest and sustained a fatal wound. He was transported to St. Michael's Hospital where he died of the wound.

Detective Toto had been with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1487

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Its been a long time since I heard this name and never forget it Freddie Toto ! I remember as a child being told about him and the circumstances surrounding his last watch. I know at the time, there was another officer standing next to him, not sure if it was my dad, Officer John(Butch) Taurosa #1480, or another officer. Condolence's to all family members

Son Of John(butch) Taurosa
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December 28, 2014

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