Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 52
Cause: Aircraft accident
Trooper James Moen was killed in an aircraft accident while on law enforcement patrol near Lake Iliamna, Alaska.
Trooper Moen was piloting the single-engine Piper Cub float plane when it crashed for unknown reasons. Another trooper located the wreckage later that evening and hiked to the scene after landing about a half mile away. Trooper Moen's body was recovered the following day.
Trooper Moen had served with the Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection for over 18 years, and had over 4,000 hours of flight time as both a military and civilian pilot. He is survived by his wife and four children.