Sergeant Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Sergeant Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Monroeville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, October 29, 1968

Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Sergeant Andy Rusbarsky succumbed to injuries sustained on August 29th, 1954, when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of William Penn Highway and Center Road.

He and another officer were directing traffic at the intersection when he was struck and thrown over 200 feet. He suffered a fractured skull, broken shoulder, and a broken leg that eventually had to be amputated. He underwent over 50 surgeries following the crash as his health continued to deteriorate. He died as a result of the complications on October 29th, 1968.

Sergeant Rusbarsky was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Monroeville Borough Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 17 years, 4 months
  • Badge SERGEANT
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 29, 1954

directing traffic

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Dear Dad: I can't believe it is 50 years you're gone. I was visiting many friends that also passed this week I am sure you will meet them. It was incredibly difficult this year. October with Mom's & your Anniversary, You leaving and me aging, grandad's R birthday; its been no fun, yet you gave me courage. I know one thing we would have had some great times where I could have given back to you for your knowledge that led me to a career.

Margo
Daughter

November 9, 2018

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