Sheriff Joseph Ray Steenbergen

Sheriff Joseph Ray Steenbergen

Collin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 5, 1985

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Joseph Ray Steenbergen

Sheriff Steenbergen succumbed to injuries sustained 7 months earlier when his patrol car was struck by another car that failed to yield right of way at FM 2514 and FM 2551. Sheriff Steenbergen was transported to a local hospital where he remained for the next seven months before being released home. He died two days after returning home.

Sheriff Steenbergen had served as sheriff for 5 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 1, 1984

vehicle crash

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Collin County Sheriffs Office

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