Patrolman Robert T. Tobias

Patrolman Robert T. Tobias

Manchester Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, May 17, 1975

Robert T. Tobias

Patrolman Robert Tobias was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on State Highway 70 at approximately 5:45 pm.

He was standing five feet off of the roadway when a third vehicle left the travel lanes, sideswiped the patrol car and stopped vehicle, and struck Patrolman Tobias, who was standing next to the driver's door of the stopped vehicle. Patrolman Tobias was killed instantly. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with causing death by auto, operating an unsafe vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Patrolman Tobias had served with the Manchester Township Police Department for one year. He was survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1770

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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So sorry for your loss Denise. I am here now visiting the memorial to your son. I didn't know him at all and was only 14 years old at the time of his death. I researched this a lot for some reason and it has become a part of me. I thank him for his service every time I kneel down. May God continue to give you comfort in your good memories with your son.

James Bonanno

February 20, 2018

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