Joseph R. Vogl, a retired Buffalo police officer and World War II veteran, died Sunday in Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Gowanda, after a long illness. He was 83.
Born in Buffalo, he attended Seneca Vocational High School. He went to work for an electrical contractor before going on the flight line at Bell Aircraft.
Mr. Vogl joined the Army Air Forces in 1944. He was a flight engineer on a B-24 bomber in the 15th Air Force stationed in Italy during World War II. He also ran an electrical contracting business for a number of years.
He joined the Buffalo Police Department in 1949. In 1959, he built a log cabin in Cattaraugus and used it as his weekend retreat. After retiring from the department in 1973, he lived here full time.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Patricia J. Hendrix of Cattaraugus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, 36 Washington St. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.