Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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Francis J. Bellaran

Trooper Francis Bellaran succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on May 20, 1996. He was attempting to stop a speeding motorcycle when he crashed and sustained fatal injuries.

The motorcycle he was attempting to stop turned out to be stolen. The driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with Trooper Bellaran's death.

Trooper Bellaran had served with the agency for over 9 years. He was survived by his wife, 7-week-old son, and 3-year-old daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years, 4 months
  • Badge 4429

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, May 20, 1996
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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Trooper Bellaran,
On today, the 25th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 23, 2021

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