Deputy Chief of Police Robert Shanley

Deputy Chief of Police Robert Shanley

Carteret Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, December 7, 1944

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Robert Shanley

Deputy Chief Shanley and Patrolman Walter Rusinak were shot and killed in the line of duty. The suspect was arrested, sentenced to death, and executed on March 26, 1945.

Deputy Chief Shanley had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1945

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 7, 2020

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