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: 52 years passed already and there's not a day I don't miss you. You taught me so much even though a little kid some of the be careful notes have always kept me safe. These are the days that are surreal. My words initially were lost in cyber space but someday we can share war stories.

Margo - Daughter

November 1, 2020

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