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Police Officer Robert M. LaMotta | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Robert M. LaMotta

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, October 27, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 65

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 10/26/1967

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Officer LaMotta succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a car on Central Avenue. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he died the following day.

Officer LaMotta was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He had served with the Newark Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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Daddy, it has been such a long time since you were physically here with us, but I know your spirit is with us. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you! I was 7 when you died and after all these years I am not able to figure out if I have memories of you or just the memories others have shared with me. I think of you every time I talk to my son...your name sake Robert M Martin. He followed you and his Dad into police work. I worry about them everyday, but I know they have the most AWESOME guardian angel! Keep them safe Daddy and know that I Love you with my whole heart! ❤️ Pam

Pam Martin
May 19, 2016


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