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...On this 59th Year Remembrance Day...of your loss to our family...I went to the Noon mass that I be offered in your St. Michael Church...which is my parish.

There were about 50 masked people in attendance...thanks to the corona virus issue...sitting far apart from one pews marked off by blue masking tape...and only occupying every other order to comply with the mitigating rules of safe distancing...that as a country...we are now...and have been the “suggestion” of our government.

Our world is in turmoil...and our laws...and our police depts....are all being a group...that has taken complete advantage...of an awful situation...and has made it even their disrespectful...reckless and wanton behavior.
I pray for your fellow law enforcement their hands are being some very inept positions of power...who are making all the wrong calls and decisions...and are putting these dangerous situations.

Somehow there are those who have forgotten...that every life is fragile...unique...and precious...and as we all are God’s children...that needs to be remembered...and valued.

So in our very changed world you watch over our families...I hope you can keep your nieces and nephews safe...and out of harm’s way.

Rest peacefully...and God bless you...for being...and remaining...the best of us.

You are loved...very missed...carried close in my thoughts...and in my cherished memories of you...and you are in my prayers...always.


July 6, 2020

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