Police Officer Joseph Meaders

Police Officer Joseph Meaders

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1972

Joseph Meaders

Police Officer Joseph Meaders was killed when a large oil truck backed over him and his police motorcycle.

He was transported to Kings County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Meaders had served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the 63rd Precinct in Brooklyn. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in a 1972 Spring 3100 article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

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