Detective Frederick W. Toto

Detective Frederick W. Toto

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1967

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Frederick W. Toto

Detective Frederick Toto was shot and killed by a sniper at the intersection of Broome Street and Springfield Avenue during the Newark Riots. Detective Toto was standing at the corner with other officers when shots were fired from a nearby apartment building. Detective Toto was struck in the chest and sustained a fatal wound. He was transported to St. Michael's Hospital where he died of the wound.

Detective Toto had been with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1487

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

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