Police Officer Joseph Meaders

Police Officer Joseph Meaders

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1972

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Joseph Meaders

Police Officer Joseph Meaders was killed when a large oil truck backed over him and his police motorcycle at Avenue U and E. 56th Street before 7 pm.

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

Officer Meaders was a United States Marine Corps veteran and 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
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

automobile accident, motorcycle, vehicle crash

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Officer Meaders,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 22, 2022

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