Trooper Anthony Raspa






Trooper Anthony Raspa

Trooper Anthony Raspa  was born in New Brunswick, Anthony was a lifelong Highland Park resident. Anthony graduated from Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, NJ. Bishop Ahr was a second home to Anthony, where he was a peer leader, played football, was captain of the wrestling team, and was honored to receive the “Greater Middlesex County Sportsmanship Award.” He attended the University of Delaware, taking only 3 ½ years to earn his bachelor’s degree in 2012. Anthony’s appreciation for different cultures inspired him to travel to many third world countries as part of the “Around the World Study Abroad Program.”

Trooper Raspa was a member of the 152nd New Jersey State Police Class, graduating in October of 2013. He was assigned to Troop “C” in Hamilton.
On Saturday, May 30, 2015 Trooper Raspa was killed in a vehicle crash on I-195 near mile marker 9 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, at approximately 12:48 am.  His patrol car he was driving struck a deer in the travel lane, and then left the roadway and collided with a tree. Trooper Raspa was transported to Central State Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Raspa had served with the New Jersey State Police for 19 months.

He is survived by his Parents Salvatore and Elizabeth (Diaz) Raspa of Highland Park; three sisters, Maria (Raspa) Millner and her husband Gordon Millner of North Brunswick, Stephanie Raspa and Christina Raspa, both of Highland Park; his paternal grandmother Mary (Maiorano) Raspa of Highland Park; his maternal grandmother Nilda (Perez) Diaz of North Bergen.