Trooper Salvatore J. Embarrato

Trooper Salvatore J. Embarrato

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1961

Salvatore J. Embarrato

Trooper Salvatore Embarrato was killed when his patrol car crashed through a guard rail and plunged down an embankment as he turned around to stop a traffic violator.

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 had served with the New York State Police for 3 years. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 150

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Dear Brother...Today marks your 87th we once more...also celebrate the Feast Day of the Archangels. I scheduled the five pm mass...which I be offered in your behalf...and I had a floral arrangement...sent to the Trooper Memorial in your memory.

Father B spoke about God’s messengers today...saying that when angels have a given name...the name usually describes its function. Michael means “Who is like unto God.” Gabriel means “Power of God.” Raphael means “God’s Remedy.

His homily got me to thinking about your name...Salvatore...which in our heritage translates to Savior...and means one who saves or rescues...and there were many times...when we girls were growing up...that you did just that...for each of us. So between the significance of this day...and your given belief had always been...that your being born on this particular day...was by design...not just by chance...and that was underscored...this things Father was saying. When you began to pursue a career in law enforcement...after getting out of the service...that sealed my belief even more...especially since St. Michael is the patron saint of police officers...and like the meaning of your name...they also save and rescue.

We remain very proud of you Sal...and all that you accomplished in just 29 years. You truly were the best of us.

May you rest peacefully in God’s perpetual light...and may He bless you for being a devoted son...and an incredible big brother.

Keep close watch over Cookie...and I just hope you very much you are loved...still missed...and thought about.

You are not forgotten...and I pray for you always.


September 29, 2018

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