Private Joseph Martin Williams

Private Joseph Martin Williams

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 1938

Joseph Martin Williams

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.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • 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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