Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty

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Elizabeth, NJ

Founded 1974

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Elmora Youth League is a nonprofit organization based in Elizabeth, New Jersey,  The league organizes recreation baseball and softball for the youth of the Elmora/Elizabeth area.  The league is staffed by volunteer parents.  EYL forms travel baseball and softball teams that participate in local summer tournaments.  Summer team participants are selected from registered participants in the Spring season.

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Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty
#4971
1967 - 1992

Thomas J. Hanratty was born on September 21, 1967.  An Elizabeth resident all his life, he attended Elmora School 12, Hamilton Middle School, Elizabeth High School and Kean College.  Thomas was also baseball player for Elmora Youth League.  He started with the league in 1976.  He played 2 years in the minor league, 2 years in the major league, and 3 years in the pony league.  Some of his coaches through those years were Pat Reidy, Pat Olear, Joe Brennan, Bill Maslo, and his father, Tom Hanratty Sr.   Tom Hanratty Sr. was a volunteer staff and board member of the Elmora Youth League in 1979 and 1980.

Trooper Hanratty graduated from the 112th State Police recruit class in February 1989 and was assigned to Troop B, which covers northern New Jersey.  Trooper Hanratty was killed in the line of duty on April 2, 1992.

Col. Justin Dintino, then superintendent of the State Police was quoted as saying, "Throughout his assignment, Trooper Hanratty displayed courtesy and professionalism and offered aid and to the citizens of New Jersey."

The Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty Memorial Complex is a tribute to a hometown boy.  A hometown boy, who lived and played in some of the same neighborhoods as the current children of Elmora Youth League, This memorial can only set a good example for these children

Visit the "In Memoriam" Web Page
of the
State Troopers Fraternal Association
of the
New Jersey State Police
The pictures run A-Z and Tropper Hanratty will be found at Image 2
7

http://www.stfa.org/memorial/index.html

Tom in 1974 as a
 2nd grader.

Trooper Thomas Hanratty(age 21) at Washington Station in 1989.

Tom in 1979 in his EYL Cardinal Uniform.

The 1976 Indians were Tom's first team in Elmora Youth League.
 Tom is seated in the top row, left hand corner.  The team was coached by Tom Reidy.

Dedicated April 25, 1998

New Jersey State Trooper honor guard stand at attention during the dedication of the Hanratty complex in April 25, 1998.

"I AM QUITE HONORED TO STAND HERE TODAY,ON THESE FIELDS,SO APPROPRIATELY NAMED AFTER TROOPER HANRATTY.TOMMY WAS A HERO,A ROLE MODEL FOR ALL OF US,AND A MAN OF INTEGRITY.WHO NO DOUBT,SHARED THE SAME DREAMS AS YOU CHILDREN,BY PLAYING IN THIS VERY LEAGUE"

Bill Dugan,
Elizabeth Police Officer
Elmora Youth League Coach
1999 EYL Opening Day Parade Chairman
From his speech to the players and parents
of EYL on April 17, 1999
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40th Season

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The above patch has been placed on every 2013 EYL player uniform to celebrate our 40th Season.

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