Sergeant Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Sergeant Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Monroeville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, October 29, 1968

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Andrew Robert Rusbarsky

Sergeant Andy Rusbarsky succumbed to injuries sustained on August 29th, 1954, when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of William Penn Highway and Center Road.

He and another officer were directing traffic at the intersection when he was struck and thrown over 200 feet. He suffered a fractured skull, broken shoulder, and a broken leg that eventually had to be amputated. He underwent over 50 surgeries following the crash as his health continued to deteriorate. He died as a result of the complications on October 29th, 1968.

Sergeant Rusbarsky was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Monroeville Borough Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 17 years, 4 months
  • Badge SERGEANT
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 29, 1954

directing traffic

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Hey Dad: I miss you every day. 53 years already. So you would have been 106 but also you have died the same amount of years you lived. I will never forget your words every time it was a teachable moment from the day of grabbing a hose to put out a fire, my future driving lesson, the words to keep me safe and more over how to care. These days are not great for PD...My heart breaks for everyone of them lost. Please greet them at the gate they'll need your wisdom and strength. Give them a hello. Until we meet again Dad...I miss you...

Margo-Daughter
Ret. Pittsburgh R-1, PATF-1, Monroeville FD, Allegheny Cty HM 440.

August 5, 2021

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