Patrolman Robert Anthony Cardone

Patrolman Robert Anthony Cardone

South Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, October 17, 1989

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Robert Anthony Cardone

Patrolman Cardone was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting a Woodbridge police officer during a traffic stop.

Patrolman Cardone had only served with the agency for 6 weeks.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 month, 1 week
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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My partner Tommy Ward and I had stopped two suspicious guys that night, right along Rt. 1. We had them out of their car, and as Robert was driving by, it looked like a dangerous situation. He pulled over fast and got out of his car. Another car’s driver couldn’t react in time, and hit him.

Words can never express my gratitude that a guy I hadn’t ever met gave his life coming to back me up. My only comfort is that I could spend a few minutes talking to him there. I’ve always hoped it was some comfort to him, too, that a brother was with him at the end.

Robert Cardone exemplified the Code that my old man taught me: When another cop needs help, it’s our duty to stop and help them, no matter where or when or what risk.

Greater love hath no man than he who would lay down his life for a friend. Amen.

Herbert Willuams
Lt., Woodbride PD (ret)

October 30, 2018

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