Sheriff Joseph J. Murray

Sheriff Joseph J. Murray

Huron County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, June 2, 1932

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Joseph J. Murray

Sheriff Joseph Murray drowned in Saginaw Bay after falling overboard from a boat.

He and a deputy were investigating complaints of illegal fishing nets in the bay when he fell overboard. He was wearing heavy wading and a raincoat and did not resurface after falling into the water. His body was recovered 12 days later.

Sheriff Murray had served with the Huron County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Sheriff Murray,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Huron County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 2, 2018

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