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Officer Martin J. Joyce | Tacoma Police Department, Washington Tacoma Police Department, Washington

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Martin J. Joyce

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 25, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 8 years

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Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 11/23/1941

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Officer Joyce, and Officer Paul Trent, both of the Tacoma Police Department, and Deputy Lawrence Bunce, and Deputy Arthur Varco, both of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, were killed when their two patrol cars collided at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The deputies were responding to an accident and the officers were responding to an attempted suicide. Officer Joyce succumbed to his injuries two days later. The other three officers were killed instantly.

Officer Joyce had served with the Tacoma Police Department for 8 years.

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End of Watch: Sunday, November 23, 1941
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