Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Meyer

Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Meyer

Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 2, 1931

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Joseph A. Meyer

Deputy Meyer was shot and killed while working in the Galveston County Jail. A person entered the jail, asked to see an inmate, and then pulled out a handgun. A jail trustee began to struggle with the man and the weapon discharged, striking Deputy Meyer in the stomach. The suspect and the inmate he came to see both escaped.

Deputy Meyer had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never identified

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Deputy Meyer was my grandfather. I am one five children from his daughter Josephine. My mother use to tell stories of when they were young. How much she loved her father and having to go court for the trial. My Aunt Loretta use to keep up with how long his murderer was in prison. He finally got out in the 70's as an old man. I wish I
Could have meet him. R.I.P. Officer Meyer.

Susan Huff Hebert

March 21, 2017

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