LETTER Assembly approves Dancer/DeCroce/Clifton bill memorializing fallen trooper

Legislation honoring a young state trooper killed in the line-of-duty, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, earned Assembly approval today. The bill (S2526/A4105) designates a portion of Interstate 195 in Upper Freehold as the State Trooper Anthony A. Raspa Memorial Highway.

“This is a fitting way to honor the memory of a young trooper lost in the line of duty,” said Dancer (R—Ocean). “Trooper Raspa was a courageous leader who made the commitment to serve and protect the residents of New Jersey.”

Raspa was 24 years old when he was fatally injured on May 30, 2015 after his cruiser struck a deer on Route 195 in Upper Freehold. That stretch of road will bear his name under Dancer, DeCroce and Clifton’s bill.

“Trooper Raspa demonstrated an unflinching devotion to the people he served,” said DeCroce. “His memory lives on with his family, friends, and fellow troopers. This bill ensures his name and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

“This is a fitting recognition for a young man who made the ultimate sacrifice serving the public,” said Clifton (R—Ocean). “We honor his commitment and mourn his loss.”