The Corpus Christi Police Department remember fallen officer Joseph Moon today.
Tuesday, June 7, 1938, Corpus Christi Police Patrolman Joseph Moon died as a result of a crash while in pursuit of a speeding motorist on Timon Boulevard.
Joseph Moon was a motorcycle traffic officer and had been employed by the Corpus Christi Police for one year. The rear brakes for the motorcycle jammed as Officer Moon attempted to slow to turn onto Market Street. The motorcycle struck a concrete curb and Officer Moon suffered abdominal injuries from the handlebars.
Officer Moon underwent surgery, but died of his injuries on June 10, 1938. Officer Moon was survived by his wife and two children.