Deputy Sheriff Joseph Henry Skrabek

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Henry Skrabek

Bureau County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1977

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Joseph Henry Skrabek

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Skrabek was killed on a rainy morning when he and the driver of a truck hit head-on while driving on U.S. 6, three miles west of Princeton, Illinois.

A 19-year-old female deputy with him was injured. The other driver, 43 years old, was also killed.

Deputy Skrabek was a United States Navy Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Bureau County Sheriff's Department for six years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash


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47 years ago, and seems like yesterday . You would be proud of our three children, We’ve had our bumps in this life, but they all have turned out to be Wonderful adults. I know in life there are no what if, but what if? You hold a piece of our hearts and you will forever be with us.

Linda Skrabek-Saliba

March 27, 2024

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