Detective Joe Nance

Detective Joe Nance

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1939

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Joe Nance

Detective Joe Nance succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when his vehicle was involved in a crash near Lakeland. He was en route to Lakeland to while following up on a murder investigation when a truck forced his vehicle off the road.

Detective Nance had served with the Tampa Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 25, 1939


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Det. Nance,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2019

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