Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert M. LaMotta

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 1967

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert M. LaMotta

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES... There isn’t many that will ever understand the belly of the beast until you’ve made your way to the South.

- 123rd.


July 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 50th Anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 27, 2017

Daddy, it has been such a long time since you were physically here with us, but I know your spirit is with us. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you! I was 7 when you died and after all these years I am not able to figure out if I have memories of you or just the memories others have shared with me. I think of you every time I talk to my son...your name sake Robert M Martin. He followed you and his Dad into police work. I worry about them everyday, but I know they have the most AWESOME guardian angel! Keep them safe Daddy and know that I Love you with my whole heart! ❤️ Pam

Pam Martin

May 19, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in Newark is attempting to locate members of the LaMotta family, please contact us at your earliest convenience, thank you.

Jim Stewart Jr
Newark Police FOP

June 3, 2010

I wish I had gotten a chance to meet you Grandpa. Thank you for your service and dedication. You are truly my hero. Love you!


October 28, 2009

I miss you Daddy! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I was only 13 years old when this happened but I do still have memories of the short time that we had as a family. I'm sure you and Mom are having a great time in heaven!!! Miss and Love you both more then I could ever explain. Debbie


November 4, 2008

Officer LaMotta,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for you police and military service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 28, 2006

We here at the Newark Police Museum will keep your memory alive forever. Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service and rest in peace.

Curator Edward J. Dalley, Sr.
Newark Police Museum

July 23, 2006

Officer LaMotta - it's been quite a few
years since you left us but we still
remember and thank you for your service.
I know you are remembered by your family and fellow officers, thank you Sir for protecting the citizens of Newark, New Jersey.

Citizen Grace
St. Louis County

December 22, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 27, 2004

To the family and friends of this brave officer. I have just completed the new web site for the Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge#12 and would like to take a moment to thank all of these men for giving me one of the most spiritual experiences in my life. I felt that each and every one of these officers were at my side guiding me to the completion of the sites "In Memory Of..." page. God Bless and Thank You!

Tom Tortorici
AJ Projections

February 19, 2004

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