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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Staples

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 1864

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Staples

Deputy Staples
As a retired deputy from your same dept., El Dorado County, or EDSO, I want you to know that you still live on! After joining EDSO, I learned of you and have been to your grave site several times to pay my respects. We were proud that your sacrafice was our only one for over 100 years until our recent loss of Deputy Ishmael in 2019. You have not been forgotten.

Deputy Royce Windham
El Dorado Sheriff

August 26, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 154th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 1, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 10, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 148th anniversary year of your death. 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

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Staples,
On today, the 148th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Dorado County.


U.S. Border Patrol

July 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Staples. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Much of the War depicted in movies is confined to the East Coast. As one who hails from the City (Charleston, S.C.)where the "War of Northern Aggression" began, I often share stories about California related to the War. Here in Los Angeles remains a "Civil War"(sic) Barracks.

Deputy Staples:

May Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 1, 2008

Deputy Staples,

You came from another era of law enforcement. You did your job as you saw fit. I salute your courage and sense of right. You will always be an American hero. Its been 142 years since you gave your life for the citizens of El Dorado County and we still know your name. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Callas
Riverside County Sheriff

July 4, 2006

I don't know if we are related by blood, or only by name.
But I know we are related by profession, and passion to do the job. Rest in peace brother, I have picked up the shield and I follow.

Rick Staples
Overland Park Kansas Police Department

Officer Rick Staples
Overland Park Kansas Police

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