(VIDEO) Robert Thornton, of Nick’s Towing, killed while on duty, remembered in emotional video of tow truck procession

Robert Thornton died this week, having given his life in service to Nick’s Towing, of Rutherford. For his funeral, scores of tow trucks and first responder vehicles, from around the state, processed though Rutherford — and Nick’s shared this video of it all. Thornton, of Ridgefield Park, was just 31.

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