Sergeant Joseph I. Cordes, III

Sergeant Joseph I. Cordes, III

Swampscott Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, May 25, 1998

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Joseph I. Cordes, III

Sergeant Joseph Cordes died of a heart attack while writing a police report in the station's booking room. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and brother.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sgt. Cordes, it's now been 23 years since you were taken from those who knew and loved you best. As they have not forgotten, neither have we. Thank you for your service to the people of Swampscott and the Commonwealth as a whole.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 25, 2021

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