Police Officer Thomas Emil Raji

Police Officer Thomas Emil Raji

Perth Amboy Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, August 22, 2008

Thomas Emil Raji

Officer Thomas Raji was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Route 1, in Woodbridge, while he was transporting a prisoner to the Middlesex County Jail.

The drunk driver had run two red lights at the intersection before broadsiding Officer Raji's patrol car. Another officer and the prisoner in the patrol car were both injured. The drunk driver was charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Officer Raji had served with the Perth Amboy Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his expectant wife, who also serves as an officer with the same department.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 169

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

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Another year in Heaven my brother. Thank you again for your service to your city. May you continue to watch over your loving family and all those who will always honor your name, while resting in perpetual peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 22, 2017

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