Corporal Joseph L. Fulton
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Years of Service: 7 years 8
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Date of Incident:
June 4, 1936
Joseph L. Fulton was born September 23, 1903, at Osceola Mills, Clearfield
He enlisted with the State Highway Patrol from Osceola Mills on October 1, 1928, and was
assigned to Troop C, Bellefonte. He was 25 years old and 5' 6" tall.
Fulton was en
route from Harrisburg to Erie with a new motorcycle on June 4, 1936. At 9:30 p.m. he was
on U. S. Route 19, in Summit Township, 2½ miles south of Erie, when he collided with a
motor vehicle driven by Francis Layden, 33, of Union City, Pennsylvania. Fulton was
crushed underneath the motor vehicle and died instantly. Layden was absolved of blame.
Fulton is buried in Umbria Cemetery, Osceola Mills. He was survived by his mother, Mrs.
Bessie Fulton, of Osceola Mills.
Fulton, 32, had completed seven years and eight months of
State Highway Patrol service.