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 but were later apprehended.

Deputy Sheriff Joe Meyer, Sr. was a Galveston police officer and a detective before joining the Sheriff's Department. Deputy Meyer had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and seven children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced 10 years

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Sorry with great responsibility that we lost such a officer former chip and prison worker. Thank you

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