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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My Dear Brother... On this Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel...I attended the noon mass...that I had scheduled to be your this day...also would have been your "89th Birthday."

So I pray that you are having...a Very Blessed Birthday...and that you are in the company... of our other loved ones...who also have been called back God.

Sal...sixty birthdays have come and gone...since your 29th...which was the last one we celebrated with you...before our world was turned upside your loss to our family...on that beautiful sunny Thursday...on July 6, 1961...and even after all this time...I can still vividly remember...every moment of that day...and that shocking though it was yesterday.

Our family was left cope with a most heartbreaking not having you present in our lives...and even now...I know...just as you were such a wonderful big Cookie and would also have been...a very positive role an Uncle whose wise advice...and guidance...could have benefitted your nephews and they grew into adulthood...if only that day never happened.

Please watch over our families...and keep them safe and out of harm's way...especially during these strange times.

I sent a floral memory of your be placed... at the Troop T Memorial in Tarrytown...since that is all I can honor you.

I love you...I miss you still...and I think of you each day.

God bless you rest in His perpetual light.

You are not forgotten...and you are in my prayers...always.


September 29, 2020

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