Patrolman Joseph Striebich

Patrolman Joseph Striebich

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, January 21, 1934

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Joseph Striebich

Patrolman Joseph Striebich was struck and killed by a vehicle while on a crossing post.

Patrolman Striebich was assigned to direct traffic and assist pedestrians across the street after a local college basketball game. While assisting pedestrians across the street, Patrolman Striebich was struck by a vehicle. He was taken to Millard Fillmore Hospital, where it was discovered that he had a fractured skull. He died eight days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Striebich's brother, Detective George Striebich, was struck and killed by a train in the line of duty on September 12th, 1914, while serving with the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Police Department in Lackawanna, New York.

Patrolman Striebich had served with the Buffalo Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 679

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 13, 1934

directing traffic

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Patrolman Striebech,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 21, 2024

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