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Private Joseph Martin Williams | Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania


Joseph Martin Williams

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, October 8, 1938

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Age: 26

Tour: 6 months

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Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Private Joseph Williams and Private Charles Craven, of the Pennsylvania Highway Patrol, were struck and killed by a vehicle while performing vehicle inspections on U.S. Route 30 near Gettysburg at approximately 11:50 P.M. While both officers were out of their patrol vehicle, another vehicle struck them both. Both officers were taken to Annie M. Warner Hospital. Private Williams was pronounced dead on arrival and Private Craven succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Private Williams had been with the agency for only six months and was survived by his mother. He is buried in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, North Union Township, Fayette County.

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Private Charles Hiram Craven
Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 11, 1938
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons
October 8, 2014


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