Trooper Salvatore J. Embarrato

Trooper Salvatore J. Embarrato

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1961

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Salvatore J. Embarrato

Trooper Salvatore Embarrato was killed when his patrol car crashed through a guard rail and plunged down an embankment as he pursued a traffic violator on the New York State Thruway in Tarrytown, one mile east of the Tappan Zee Bridge toll plaza.

His patrol car experienced a malfunction, causing it to go out of control and through the guard rail. Although Trooper Embarrato was wearing a seat belt, he was thrown from the vehicle because the seat belt anchors detached from the frame of the car.

Trooper Embarrato was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the New York State Police for three years. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 150
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

mechanical failure, vehicle pursuit

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Dear Brother...I had a 10:30 mass scheduled for you today...but because of the unexpected passing...of a relative on my husband’s side of the family...we will have to leave before the mass will be said.

So...I went to yesterday’s 5 pm mass...for your intention. This is the second time...I will have to miss a scheduled mass for you. I had to miss the July 6th mass...because your grandniece was being married in NJ...on the we were out of town then...and now again.

I hope you are having...A Very Blessed 88th Birthday today...and to mark it...I did send a floral your the Troop T Memorial...which is still the NYS Trooper Nyack, NY. Don’t know when...or will ever go back to the Tarrytown site.

Your nephew who turned one...on this same day so long ago...and shared your 29th birthday with now turning 60. Who could have known... it would be the last birthday...our family would be celebrating with you...before having our world shattered by your loss to us.

I pray on this feast day of St. Michael and the Archangels...that they are watching over you...and that you are resting in peace.

May God bless you Sal...for being such a good son to Mom and Dad...and a loving and caring big Cookie and me.

Please keep watching over all of us...especially Cookie...and her family.

You are not forgotten...and remain in my thoughts each day...along with my son. You both are very loved...very missed...and are in my prayers always.


September 29, 2019

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