Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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Francis J. Bellaran

Trooper Francis Bellaran succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on May 20, 1996. He was attempting to stop a speeding motorcycle when he crashed and sustained fatal injuries.

The motorcycle he was attempting to stop turned out to be stolen. The driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with Trooper Bellaran's death.

Trooper Bellaran had served with the agency for over 9 years. He was survived by his wife, 7-week-old son, and 3-year-old daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years, 4 months
  • Badge 4429

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, May 20, 1996
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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I know you're in a better place but you're still missed by many. We had good times trapping and cutting down firewood on your families property. One thing that time cannot rob us of is memories.

Rest in Peace Old Friend,
An old friend from Old Bridge Township

An old friend from CRHS

March 30, 2016

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