Joseph Scott Tanner  

Joe Tanner

Rest In Peace...

May 6, 1978
Joseph Scott Tanner
Thank you Carl Brood for the following information about Joe.

After graduation, Joe spent four years in the Military as a MP. After being discharged, Joe went through training to become a police officer with the NYPD.

Joe was killed in the line of duty in the 1970’s, leaving behind a wife and two small children.

I was privileged to get to know one of his sons when he was in a class that I instructed, but unfortunately he was so young when Joe died he did not get to know his dad.


The following obituary was found in the Monday, May 15, 1978 issue of the Idahonian.

May 15, 1978

Funeral services for Joseph S Tanner, a former Moscow resident were held in New York City Wednesday, the Idahonian learned. Tanner, 32, was killed May 6 in the line of duty as an officer of the New York Police Department.

Tanner was born Dec. 28, 1945 in Spokane to Sabin and Lillian Northouse Tanner. He attended Moscow schools. In 1975, he married Catherine McCabe in New York, where he has been a resident for 12 years. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife at the family home in New York; three sons, Sabin, Scott and Joseph; his four brothers, Alfred of Coeur d'Alene, and Edward, Kerry and Gordon, all of Lewiston; two sisters, Clara McDonald of Palouse and Delore Keating of Boise.

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