Officer Joseph L. Nobles

Officer Joseph L. Nobles

Greenville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 5, 1926

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Joseph L. Nobles

Officer Joseph Nobles succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

While on his way to a traffic accident with a fatality, he was thrown from his motorcycle. He was transported to the hospital where he never regained consciousness and succumbed to his head injury three days later.

Officer Nobles had served with the Greenville Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 2, 1926

automobile accident, emergency response, motorcycle

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October 5th is a particularly dark day for North Carolina law enforcement. ODMP cites seven who gave their all for the Tarheel state on this day of the year. Yours was the first. Our state and profession also lost another Officer Nobles on this date, 67 years later; his name was Andy. All seven of you share not just an end of watch date, but a fidelity to service. The fabric of our profession was strengthened by the contributions you made, and weakened by your loss.

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October 5, 2022

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