On July 16, 1961, Trooper Salvatore J. Embarrato, 30 fatally injured in an accident while pursuing a speeder.
Trooper Embarrato, assigned to the Thruway at Tarrytown, lost control of his Troop car a mile east of the Tappan Zee Bridge toll booth. Witnesses said the Trooper was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle when his car suddenly swerved and plunged down an embankment.
Trooper Embarrato, a native of New York City, joined the State Police in Troop B Malone, on May 22, 1958. He transferred to the Thruway on October 12, 1959.