Police Officer Robert M. LaMotta

Police Officer Robert M. LaMotta

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 1967

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Robert M. LaMotta

Officer LaMotta succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a car on Central Avenue. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he died the following day.

Officer LaMotta was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He had served with the Newark Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 65

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 26, 1967

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