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Deputy Chief Inspector Robert Anderson Shinn | New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles - Highway Patrol, New Jersey New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles - Highway Patrol, New Jersey

Deputy Chief Inspector

Robert Anderson Shinn

New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles - Highway Patrol, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, July 27, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 72

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Chief Inspector Anderson Shinn succumbed to injuries sustained earlier in the day when he was involved in a vehicle crash on Delsea Drive, south of Clayton.

He was returning to Burlington from an official visit to the New Jersey shore when his automobile collided with another vehicle, causing him to be ejected. Passersby transported him to a hospital in Vineland where he passed away later that evening.

Deputy Chief Shinn had served with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two brothers. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington.

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Inspector Shinn,

Sir, your memory, dedicated service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Jersey has been forever honored. I am glad to have been the one to discover your information while researching the history of the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Patrol for a future book. Thank you for your service.

Allan Attanasio, Chief of Police
Mountainside, NJ Police Department
January 19, 2017

 

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