Police Officer Russell D. Mestdagh

Police Officer Russell D. Mestdagh

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, January 2, 1975

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Russell D. Mestdagh

Officer Russell Mestdagh was shot and killed during a robbery at a drug store. He was shot in the chest as he confronted the suspect inside the store.

The suspect was apprehended, served his sentence, and has since been released.

Officer Mestdagh had served with the agency for 3 years and had served with the United States Army. He was survived by his son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Released from prison

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Officer Mestdagh,
On today the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 2, 2017

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