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Sergeant Joe B. Champion | Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania


Joe B. Champion

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 15, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 7/13/1936

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Sergeant Joe Champion was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol in Middlesex Township, Butler County.

Another vehicle struck his patrol car. He succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Sergeant Champion had served with the U.S Marine Corps and with the Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol for almost 12 years. He was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 9, 2013


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