Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty

Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 1992

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Thomas J. Hanratty

Trooper Thomas Hanratty was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Route 78 in Union County.

He was returning to his car when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Trooper Hanratty had served with the New Jersey State Police for three years. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years, 1 month
  • Badge 4971

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Friends since birth, I still reminisce about our days growing up together in Elizabeth. All these years and it still seems like yesterday. Some people you never forget and you were one of them. That day has never left my mind...

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