Trooper I Christopher Scott Scales

Trooper I Christopher Scott Scales

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, December 3, 2002

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Christopher Scott Scales

Trooper Christopher Scales was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while conducting seat belt enforcement on the New Jersey Turnpike at the Carteret toll plaza.

He was standing next to his marked patrol car when the rear of the tractor trailer struck him as it exited the toll booth at 11:15 am.

Trooper Scales had been served with the New Jersey State Police for 15 years and was assigned to Troop D Tactical Patrol Unit. He is survived by his wife, three children, mother, and brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 4575

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Lisa and kids, it’s been fifteen years, and I have watched all of you grow from sad, grieving family members to strong, handsome, beautiful people. In the beginning, you all dealt with Chris' death in your own way, but I have seen a wonderful change that has brought you closer and more conscious of each other. In good times and bad, family may be the only thing we can depend on. The strength that each one of you has shown the world is to be admired. You are resilient, patient, loving, and compassionate - just the way Chris would want you all to be in his absence. Actually he is still with us. Every time you think of your husband and your father, he will be there looking over his family and protecting them as any good father and trooper would.

God bless you all and thinking of yas,

DSFC Dennis Hallion
NJSP Retired, Past President, NCOs

December 3, 2017

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