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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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Deputy Sheriff Trapolino,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW I as a member of the 36th "Texas" Infantry Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 23, 2017

 

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