Trooper Robert J. Prato

Trooper Robert J. Prato

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, December 2, 1969

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Robert J. Prato

Trooper Prato was killed in an automobile accident on I-295 in West Deptford Township. His patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver.

Trooper Prato had served with the agency for 13 months. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 2353

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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