Sheriff Joseph J. Murray

Sheriff Joseph J. Murray

Huron County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, June 2, 1932

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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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

April 8, 2017

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