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Trooper Russell John Moesta | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

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Russell John Moesta

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, November 19, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 6 months

Badge # 2579

Cause: Struck by train

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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.

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Railroad Safety is very important, I loved trains before I joined Emergency services. and I try to inform fellow Troopers/Officers/EMT's/Firefighters of the danger of railroad crossing. From personal experience I know that its hard to slow down when responding. May god bless this brave man's soul

EMR E. Seay
Ramsey Office Of Emergency Management
July 3, 2015

 

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