Passaic County Police Arrest 8 New York Mobsters The Mountain View, New Jersey Stakeout June 1935
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
"Tough Tommy" Protheroe was gunned down with his girlfriend in Sunnyside, Queens on May 16, 1935. Protheroe, the son of an Irish woman who immigrated to New York in 1900, had served prison terms at Sing Sing. His murder was among those that authorities found clues to when they raided a gangster retreat in Mountain View, New Jersey. Passaic County officials fought extradition to New York.