Robert Ventura


Robert J. Ventura

End of Watch: Sunday, March 18, 2001
Age: 33
Tour: 2 Years
Cause: Automobile Accident
Incident Date: March 18, 2001


Patrolman Robert Ventura was killed in an accident while on duty. He was on routine patrol when another vehicle made a left hand turn in front of his patrol car. He swerved to avoid a collision, but struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver that turned in front of him was arrested and charged with several moving violations.

At the time of his death Patrolman Ventura had served with the Jackson Township Police Department for two years, and was survived by his wife, 4-year-old daughter, and 16-month-old son. Read more


We Honor Our Deceased Retired Members:

Police Officer Louis DeMair 103
Police Officer Frank Hughes 104
Police Officer Robert Barry 105
Police Officer Edward Moran 107
Police Officer Willard Gross 109
Police Officer William Malick 131
Sergeant Ronald Schoonover
Lieutenant Bruce Cottrell
Sergeant Thomas Vasil 132
Sergeant Anthony Torre 121
Police Officer Richard Dyott 110
Captain William Reagan 119
Police Officer Robert Ventura 213
Sergeant Michael Cheung 167
Police Officer John Wentlejewski III
Sergeant Robert O’Hara 127
Chief Walter McCurdy 101
Director Samuel DePasquale 124

Police Officer William Hoever 153

Sergeant Bryant "Charlie" Evans 106

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About Jackson Township

During 1994, we celebrated the 150th year of Jackson's existence as an incorporated municipality in the State of New Jersey. As the handwritten Legislative Act reads, "Having been three times read in the Council (the State Senate) on February 29, 1844,"