Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph Newton Sawtell, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1966

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph Newton Sawtell, Jr.

I’m sorry you left us after so little time. I was only 2 months old at the time.

Chris Marchi

August 6, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Sawtell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Sawtell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero... May you continue to rest in peace. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 5, 2011

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 5, 2008

Joe was a good friend of mine in high school. All he ever wanted to do was be in the FHP. I knew is mother, father and brother John. It was such a loss. God Bless.

Ted Huf

April 21, 2008

I thank you for your service and salute you for your dedication.

Rest in peace, Hero.

September 27, 2004

We will never forget you.

Sandi Parrott
Florida Highway Patrol

August 9, 2004

You Are not forgotten Trooper.


May 31, 2004

I will always remember our fun in the FHP Academy and think of you often. You were such a kind and caring person and I have never forgotten you!

Charles W. Lowell, Retired Captain
Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Dept.

January 20, 2004



October 21, 2003

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