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Trooper Russell John Moesta

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1970

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Reflections for Trooper Russell John Moesta

Trooper Moesta,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 19, 2020

H e answered the call of himself gave
his all and a part of America died!!!Always in my heart and on my mind!!!

Yvonne Heaxt

January 6, 2018

Railroad Safety is very important, I loved trains before I joined Emergency services. and I try to inform fellow Troopers/Officers/EMT's/Firefighters of the danger of railroad crossing. From personal experience I know that its hard to slow down when responding. May god bless this brave man's soul

EMR E. Seay
Ramsey Office Of Emergency Management

July 3, 2015

I know you are looking out for and showing around the young Trooper who has recently joined you and other N.J.S.P.& LEO's up there,you all are loved by many!!!

Yvonne Heaxt

June 4, 2015

Time has not erased the memory or having you or the pain of losing you

Yvonne Heaxt

May 30, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2011

Thinking of you today, your family are in our thoughts & prayers. The sacrifice you & your family have made will NEVER be forgotten.


November 19, 2010

Trooper Russell John Moesta,

I became a trooper the same year as you. The nature of the job as a trooper includes many hours behind the wheel and often times at high speeds. Who is to say who will live and who will die. We all do our best and sometimes it is just our fate that it our time to go. Many threats present themselves and all we can do is our best. You have served your community and the people well. You have paid with your life for the privilege and the honor to be a soldier of the law. Honor and Dedication speak for you now and they rightfully have deemed you a hero. Well done, trooper...well done.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 13, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 27, 2007

You will always be remembered for your sacrifice and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 19, 2007

Rest in peace Trooper, you are gone but will never be forgotten, watch over all Law Enforcement Officers, we got it from here.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

November 19, 2007

May your sleep be sweet.G-d Bless.

June 21, 2007

I Did Not Die (Melinda Sue Pacho)

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

Jana Perskie

April 22, 2006

Rest in peace Troop...

December 26, 2004



June 27, 2004

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