They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 2706
Died: 2-27-1987; Cooper Hospital, Camden, Camden Co.
Cause: PED/MV Accident
Site: Injured 1-29-1987; I-295 Bellmawr, Camden Co.
Stationed: Troop "A" Mantua
Service Time: 15 years 11 months
Resided: Berlin, Camden Co.
Theodore Moos was born on September 4, 1943 in Stratford, New Jersey and was raised in Clementon. He graduated from Overbook High School where he played football. He resided in Berlin, Camden County. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Police, he attended Camden County Community College and worked for the Owens-Corning Fiberglas company. He was very active in youth athletic leagues and coached basketball and baseball for many years.
Sergeant Moos enlisted in the New Jersey State Police on March 5, 1971 as a member of the 84th class. He was stationed at Troop “A” Bellmawr at the time of his death. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principals of the New Jersey State Police.
Sergeant Moos died on February 27, 1987 due to multiple injuries received from a motor vehicle accident in the line of duty.
On January 29, 1987, Sergeant Moos was assisting a State Trooper with the investigation of a motor vehicle accident. He was diverting northbound traffic from the right lane of State Highway 42 at Mile Post 14.1 in Bellmawr Borough, Camden County. He had a flare in his hand to signal northbound traffic. A northbound vehicle in the right lane struck a wrecker parked on the shoulder of the highway and then struck Sergeant Moos. He was taken to the Cooper Hospital Trauma Unit where he died on February 27th.
Sergeant Moos served 15 years and 11 months with the New Jersey State Police.
He was survived by his wife and three children; two daughters ages 23 and 20 and a son age 15. Sergeant Moos was 43 years old.