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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

mechanical failure, vehicle pursuit

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Sixty years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and your brothers and sisters in Blue. God knows how much they need it these days. Always know, you will never be forgotten and heroes never die.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

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Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 6, 2021

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