Captain Joe Williams

Captain Joe Williams

Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1919

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Joe Williams

Captain Joe Williams and Game Warden Harry Raymond drowned after being swept overboard while anchoring their department boat in advance of a hurricane.

Captain Williams and his assistant had been rescuing people from outlying islands near Aransas Pass, Texas. After anchoring their boat and going ashore the storm intensified causing them to go back to the boat to put out more anchors. At this time they were both swept overboard and drowned. Their bodies were recovered two days later.

Captain Williams was first buried in a mass grave on the beach near Sinton, San Patricio, Texas. However, the county sheriff recognized and identified Capt. Williams. His remains were reburied at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Corpus Christi.

Captain Williams was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

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  • Age 50
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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

natural disaster

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Capt. Williams,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2019

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