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 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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Trooper Scales,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 3, 2022

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