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Correctional Officer Joe D. Crater | Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Correctional Officer

Joe D. Crater

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, March 31, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

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Officer Crater and Correctional Officer Max Hinckley were killed when while inside the arsenal at the State Prison of Southern Michigan when a mysterious explosion occurred and subsequent flash fire claimed their lives. A total of 80 percent of the facility's arsenal, including guns, tear gas, ammunition and radios, were lost.

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