Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph James Sepp, Jr.

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, November 10, 2002

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph James Sepp, Jr.

Trooper Sepp,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2022

Trooper Sepp, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 11, 2017

You are remembered today and always for your courageous service. May God bless your family, and may you forever rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. Barton
Garden City PD

November 7, 2016

Joe not too many days pass and I don't think of you. Though you are gone, you will never be forgotten my old friend....

Cpl. Chuck Mack
Pa State Police (Retired)

February 18, 2016

Rest in Peace Trooper Sepp. Thank you for your service to this country and your community, and for your sacrifice. Your family, friends & department are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department

November 10, 2015

A Hero now Heaven, ALWAYS remembered and NEVER forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 10, 2014

I think of you often and it always brings tears to my eyes... Along with all the emotions of loss, sadness of not knowing you as well as I should have. Yet there is the feeling of Honor knowing you are Family and put your life on the line to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I THANK YOU AND YES I DO MISS YOU<3

Cindy Perensovich

November 10, 2013

Joe, I come back here every once in a while, and I can't believe it has been so long since you were taken from us. I can still remember it like it was yesterday. And the memory of all of the officers walking from the church to the cemetery because there were too many cars to drive will never fade. Rest in Peace my friend.

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper...........

Trooper First Class - Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

July 14, 2013




February 12, 2013

Trooper Sepp,

Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and bretheren police.

Thank you for your service and to your family, we are humbled by your sacrifice.


November 10, 2012

Thank you for you service Sir, A Hero you were and always will be known as, a Hero. RIP Trooper

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 10, 2012


It's been awhile since I've been to your page. I just wanted to let you know we still think about you everyday. Please continue to keep watch over us all.

PSP - Bedford

June 28, 2012

I just came back today to see your page. It's been a long time but I still think about you. You were truly one of the good guys and I am proud to have worked with you. Rest in Peace.

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper.....

Trooper First Class - Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

November 26, 2011

Dear Joe,
My best memory is when at football camp when I dislocated my shoulder and couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. With "teammates" and "coaches" yelling and calling me names as I tried to sort out what was wrong, you, as our head manager, was the only who gave a damn.
I'm glad we were able to sit together in our high school classes and stay in touch until that unfortunate day.
You are truly one of the GOOD GUYS.

Your friend, classmate, and fellow member of St Anthony's,

November 20, 2011

He's gone! I hope that this helps ease some burden on your family and serves as catalyst for progress in the rest of us still hurting from your loss.


November 2, 2011

Just got a flyer regarding your memorial motorcycle run this weekend. I was a local officer that was there when this tragedy occurred. I still vividly remember the events of that morning on a daily basis. Although, prior to this incident I did not personally know you, I feel as if we are forever connected. I come to this site, your page frequently, thinking and hoping you are now the guardian angel looking over us. Rest in Peach, my brother! You will never be forgotten!


August 23, 2011

A hero you will always be... in our hearts, minds and soul.

May God have his ever watchful hand over your entire family, Trooper your will always be remembered !

Pennsylvania State Police

August 22, 2011

With fondest momories to a wonderful person whom I've know since we were 5. Rest in peace friend i know you knew the Lord and are with him now. We spent many hrs. in CCD and your Great Aunt had alway left a lasting impression as she shared here love of God with you and the rest of our class. Thank you for your service.

Ellen Dutzman Rogers
Friend and classmate

August 21, 2011

Trooper Joseph Sepp
As your classmate from the class of 1986, Windber High School , and as a Trooper myself, you will always be remembered for your service and committed to securing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rest in peace partner
Domenick Puricelli
Trooper I, TX-DPS
El Paso Region

Trooper I Domenick Puricelli
Texas of Department of Public Safety

August 19, 2011

I am about to leave my house to go to your golf outing in Ebensburg so I thought I would visit your web site to remember why I am going,as I sit here I shed a tear thinking about you and your family. I am glad I got on your site today joe and I am looking forward to seeing how your family is doing. God bless brother and today me and your fellow brothers will celebrate your life past and present.


July 9, 2011

Trooper Sepp, thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

kT. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

February 8, 2011

Thinking tonight how excited you always were for Christmas and missing you more and more each year. Remembering when we were little and you were excited about what you were getting to when we were adults and you still excited for what you were getting but also more excited to be Santa for your children. Missing you today and always Joe. Love ya bunches. Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2010

Only days before this incident, I left this noble profession to better provide for my family. I recall many times that you and I worked together, Joe, and especially the time that you handled an unnecessary call for me which put you into OT, just so I could take my family fishing and enjoy some private time.
Only chance prevented me from being there that night, and I still wonder if I could have made a difference in protecting my brother. You truely are not forgotten, and this date is etched into my memory forever. Nearly all of thoes there that night will have a good idea who I am, but I prefer to remain nameless, for I know this was only one of many acts of kindness given to brother officers by you.


November 9, 2010


It has been awhile since I visited your page. I just wanted to let you know that I still think about you often and will never forget the times we spent working together at PSP Ebensburg. As a young Trooper back then, you were someone I looked up to.

Please continue to watch over us.

Thanks Brother.

PA State Police

October 14, 2010

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