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Deputy Sheriff Joe Trapolino | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Joe Trapolino

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 23, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy Trapolino was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve a lunacy warrant. When the deputies arrived at the home they encountered the subject with a shotgun. Deputy Trapolino attempted to persuade the man to put the gun down by telling him they were only going to take him to a doctor. The suspect continued to threaten them as the deputies walked down the driveway. As the deputies drew their weapons and took cover the man shot Deputy Trapolino in the back. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

Deputy Trapolino had been with the agency for 18 years. He was a World War I veteran.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Joe Trapolino. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women of the Harris County Sheriff's Department. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the scum that murdered you. May he know no peace in the after life. May his grave be infested with thorns and weeds. May he burn forever in the lake of fire!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 22, 2016

 

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