Trooper Russell John Moesta

Trooper Russell John Moesta

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1970

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Russell John Moesta

Trooper Moesta was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Ramah Road in Fairfield Township. He was en route to investigate a robbery when the accident occurred.

Trooper Moesta had served with the agency for 6 months. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 2579

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Trooper Moesta,
On today, the 50th anniversary 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.


United States Border Patrol

November 19, 2020

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