Trooper James A. Moen

Trooper James A. Moen

Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, Alaska

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 2001

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James A. Moen

Trooper James Moen was killed in an aircraft accident while on law enforcement patrol near Lake Iliamna, Alaska.

Trooper Moen was piloting the single-engine Piper Cub float plane when it crashed for unknown reasons. Another trooper located the wreckage later that evening and hiked to the scene after landing about a half mile away. Trooper Moen's body was recovered the following day.

Trooper Moen had served with the Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection for over 18 years, and had over 4,000 hours of flight time as both a military and civilian pilot. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 52
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Jim and I served in the army together, he was the very best commander we had, we became friends and I too found fulfillment in a law enforcement career after military service. Jim and Ann are always close to my heart even after 39 years have passed, I smile at the memory’s of shared service in Germany with Jim and Ann.

Mark Schindler Director Air Operations
US Customs and Border Protection retired

December 14, 2020

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