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

The suspect plead 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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 584

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, directing traffic

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It's been 14 years since your accident. I think of you often and how that day changed even my life forever. I was at the Marshfield McDonalds getting breakfast when I heard my fellow officer C Brown screaming for help over the radio. I was 2nd officer on scene. I'll never forget the look, the tears, the beg for help from Brown while I begged for him to be strong for us both so that we could try and get Jay help. I was put in a situation that I had no option but to be strong for both Jay and Brown, my partners! It was devastating! Jay was a great officer and his daily life showed him to be a loving husband and father. My heart goes out to his wife, children and family because he truely was a Hero! I bought a teeshirt for my oldest son after Jay passed and to this day he wears it proudly in honor of Jay and his service. Your sons would be very proud of their father. I am saddened that you had to leave them so soon

Pamela Britt
Webster County Deputy 181

December 7, 2019

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