Deputy Chief Inspector Robert Anderson Shinn

Deputy Chief Inspector Robert Anderson Shinn

New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles - Highway Patrol, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 1933

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Robert Anderson Shinn

Deputy Chief Inspector Anderson Shinn succumbed to injuries sustained earlier in the day when he was involved in a vehicle crash on Delsea Drive, south of Clayton.

He was returning to Burlington from an official visit to the New Jersey shore when his automobile collided with another vehicle, causing him to be ejected. Passersby transported him to a hospital in Vineland where he passed away later that evening.

Deputy Chief Shinn had served with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two brothers. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington.


  • Age 72
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Deputy Chief Inspector Shinn,
On today, the 90th 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.


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July 27, 2023

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