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...We were in NJ for your Grandniece's wedding...over this weekend...and while I did get back in time to make Saturday's mass...that I had scheduled in your mark this 58th Year...of your tragic loss to our family...I wasn't able to leave this reflection on the 6th of this month...due to a power outage...thanks to a rain storm. But as we all know...better late than never so...
I had a floral arrangement the Nyack, NY...Troop T - Zone One...NYS Police Remembrance of YOU...and July 6th...the day that changed our family's lives forever...and left us all brokenhearted.
You remain in my my thoughts...and in my treasured memories...of how very loving and were as a big both Cookie and me. Please continue to watch over each of our families...but most especially Cookie.
God bless you you rest in His perpetual light...and eternal peace.
You were and will always remain the very best of us!
You are loved....not forgotten...very missed...and in my prayers always.


July 8, 2019

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