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Patrolman Robert J. Ventura | Jackson Township Police Department, New Jersey Jackson Township Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Robert J. Ventura

Jackson Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, March 18, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 213

Cause: Automobile accident

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Patrolman Robert Ventura was killed in an accident while on duty.
He was on routine patrol when another vehicle made a left hand turn in front of his patrol car. He swerved to avoid a collision, but struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver that turned in front of him was arrested and charged with several moving violations.

Patrolman Ventura had served with the Jackson Township Police Department for two years, and is survived by his wife, 4-year-old daughter, and 16-month-old son.

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Hi uncle robbie,
Today is March 17,2017 and tomorrow is the 16 year anniversary of the accident and i'm missing you more than ever. Even though it is early in the day when i am writing this it is already a very tough day. I've cried during every single one of my classes and one of my teachers knew you and remembers that terrible day that we lost an amazing person. I know I've said this almost every time I've written something to you and i'm gonna say it again; i can't wait to get the chance to finally get to know you. The only thing that keeps me going on the hardest days is knowing that every day that passes is one less day that i have to wait to meet you. I really wish i could have gotten the chance to get to know you and truly call you my uncle but unfortunately I didn't. I can't wait until that day comes because even though I never formally met you, I still love you and miss you more than anything. Please continue to watch over my family and I, the entire police department and everyone else that misses you dearly. I love you my beautiful angel and i hope you continue to enjoy your time with bobby up there. Miss you and love you.

Georgia Schenck
March 17, 2017

 

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