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Police Officer Russell D. Mestdagh | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Russell D. Mestdagh

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, January 2, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Released from prison

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Officer Russell Mestdagh was shot and killed during a robbery at a drug store. He was shot in the chest as he confronted the suspect inside the store.

The suspect was apprehended, served his sentence, and has since been released.

Officer Mestdagh had served with the agency for 3 years and had served with the United States Army. He was survived by his son.

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Officer Mestdagh,
On today the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
January 2, 2017


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