Corporal John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro, Jr.

Corporal John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro, Jr.

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro, Jr.

Corporal John Sampietro was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating an early morning accident on I-44 in Webster County.

He was assisting the agency's Major Crash Investigation Team by directing traffic around the crash reconstruction site when he was struck by an SUV as traffic merged into one lane. He was transported to Cox South Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to seven days incarceration and five years probation.

Corporal Sampietro had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 13 years and was assigned to Troop D Springfield. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

He is buried in the White Oak Cemetery in Rogersville, Missouri.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 584

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, directing traffic

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