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Jersey City Police Department
1 Journal Square Plaza
Division of Police – Floor 4
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Contact: James Shea
Director of Public Safety
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Lieutenant Christopher Robateau was struck and killed as he assisted a stranded motorist on the New Jersey Turnpike. Lieutenant Robateau was on his way to work, in full uniform, when he spotted a motorist on the side of the road. Lieutenant Robateau was out of his vehicle when he was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Lieutenant Robateau is the first law enforcement officer to be struck and killed in 2018 and the first officer fatality from the state of New Jersey.