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Sergeant Theodore Moos

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, February 27, 1987

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Reflections for Sergeant Theodore Moos

Coincidence? Hand of God? One of my parents' oldest and dearest friends was NJ State Trooper Teddy Moos. He died in the line of duty in 1987. Last week, Casey stayed at the State Trooper training barracks as a Trooper Youth Class 105. Over the weekend, my mom, her brother and Casey were talking about Casey's experience at the Youth Camp when the names of troopers they knew came up. One was Teddy. Casey asked how his name was spelled. It turns out that in the barracks where he stayed, there were plaques honoring 3 fallen Troopers. One was Teddy Moos. One of my dad's dearest friends was literally watching over our son every night.

Charlie & Suzanne Augustin

July 31, 2017

Thinking of my good friend and the great times we had working together. Ted was my classmate and a great friend. It is close to 30 years agoTed lost his life doing what he loved. He was one of the most gracious people I ever knew. Always had that great smile. I still miss him!

DSFC William R. Karnuk 2699
New Jersey State Police

February 15, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored amd revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your famiy is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 27, 2012

Thanks for your 16 years of services.

David

February 27, 2012

A reminder of what a terrific person Ted was. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. Ted is always in my prayers. I hope his family is well and want to let them know how well he was thought of and missed.

Art Dayton

March 3, 2011

TEDDY AND I GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL IN 1960. WE DOUBLE DATED AT THE SENIOR PROM WITH OUR FUTURE WIVES. ONE THING I'M CERTAIN OF, I MISS MY OLD FRIEND. GOD BLESS YOU TEDDY.

Anonymous

February 27, 2011

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 31, 2008

So many years...I know you are looking down on us from heaven; God bless you and your family, I hope that time has brought peace to them, knowing that your sacrifice for the citizens of New Jersey will never be forgotten.

Son of retired NJSP Trooper

Former PSP Civilian Employee

May 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND LONG DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 21, 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
Sergeant
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

Twenty years ago today but still remembered and always will be.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 27, 2007

My heart goes out to you and your family. I have to say that I know your son TJ and his family and they are wonderful! You would be very proud. Please watch over them and keep them safe.

February 22, 2005

To a role model, friend and coach you taught us many things but the most important was to believe in ourselves even when we thought no one else did. After a group of heartbroken boys had been told we were not good enough to play baseball for the town we loved, you gave us a chance to play to play not only for ourselves but for each other. You taught us the value of friendship and brotherhood.
I admired you as a father, friend and coach first and a state trooper second. I am forever grateful for having known you and sharing that great season of baseball with you. I was even more honored to find out that my son this past year played in that same town on the same team with your grandson. Regardless of having a losing season they learned to enjoy playing the game they love.
You are not now and never will be forgotten!!

Patrolman James Gillespie
Maple Shade Police

January 7, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 25, 2003

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