Trooper Joseph Paul DeFrino

Trooper Joseph Paul DeFrino

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, June 11, 1962

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Joseph Paul DeFrino

Trooper DeFrino, Trooper Milan Simcak and Trooper Arthur Abagnale were killed in an automobile accident while on duty on the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny.

Trooper DeFrino had served with the agency for 3 years.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1605

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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On this 58th year of yours and your partners untimely departure, I would like to say thank you for your sacrifice and let you know that time will never erase your memory and heroism.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 11, 2020

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