MANCHESTER – The police department took a moment on Facebook to honor and remember the life and service of Patrolman Robert Tobias.
It was 45 years ago this week, May 17th, 1975, that Patrolman Tobias made the ultimate sacrifice for his community. Only a year into his law enforcement career, he was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on State Highway 70. Patrolman Tobias was only 23 years old.
Since his tragic passing, many men and women have proudly worn the gray and blue uniform of the Manchester Township Police Department, and each one of them carries, always, the memory of Badge #1770.
Robert Tobias #1770
End Of Watch – May 17th, 1975