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.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond's glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

For an eternity I will wait,
Till again we meet at Heaven's gate.

God Bless Trooper Sepp, a warrior... and all those before, those now, and the ones He will call...

God Speed to the Sepp family...may He assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and the lost, and the solemn pride that is yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Every time I pray I will ask him to bless you and protect you for your family's unyielding commitment to justice, which will always be remembered each time any of us look at the stripes of red in that piece of cloth we call the american flag, and which will be forever protected by the warriors who continue the fight against evil which Joe so valiantly fought.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

a brother officer in PA

I have known Trooper Sepp for a little while. He was a very quiet man, but very friendly. Trooper Sepp seemed to make it a point to stop and see if another officer needed help, no matter how small of an incident.

I hope God helps his family in this time of need.

God speed Trooper Sepp. May you rest in peace.


Trooper Sepp, you are my hero. May God grant your wife & little ones the courage & strength to go on. We will never forget you!

Ann M. Schilling-paramedic
Ebensburg Area EMS

thank you for your time as a trooper! may God watch over your family,friends, and your co-workers! may you rest in peace!

911 dispatcher

To the wife, children, family and friends of Trooper Sepp. The following brings me peace when I think of loved ones lost. In time, I hope you may find peace in these words. God Bless; you are in my prayers.

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.....

Eskimo Legend

Tobi Marie
wife of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer

Your efforts that you put forth in the fight that we face everyday out here will never be forgotten. God Bless Tpr. Sepp and the family and barracks that he leaves behind. Rest in peace Officer.

North Catasauqua Borough Police Department



To: Jen Sepp and children, the Sepp family and Troopers of the Ebensburg Barracks. It is with our deepest sympathy's that we write our condolences. You are in every officer's, thoughts and prayers.

We appreciate the “thank you-s”, pats on the backs and the warm smiles we received on Thursday. We want you to know that it was an honor and a privilege for us to assist you in your time of need.

Joe, watch over us and protect us.
You will be sadly missed, our dear brother.

The Officers
Windber Borough & Paint Township Police Departments

The Altoona Police Dept. will have you and your family in our prayers. A brother has fallen, but will NEVER be forgotten. For now, you will walk a beat on heaven's streets. We will keep the watch in your honor. All the A.P.D Officers are deeply saddened by the loss. God Bless,

Ptlm. Wright
Altoona City Police Dept.

Attended Tpr Joe Sepps funeral yesterday. Although I did not know Tpr SEPP, his untimely death sank deep into my heart. I too cried while standing at attention among other troopers while his wife spoke during the funeral mass. My deepest sympathy to Joe's wife and children. My prayers are with you and the fellow Troopers that worked with him. This goes to show you that life is so very precious and we dont know when we may be called. Fellow Troopers and Officers, tell you wife and children you love them everyday you leave the house, I am sure that we all leave our homes daily and expect to return. May God Bless the Sepp family. One day we will all meet in the end.

Tpr. Nicholas Chimienti
Pennsylvania State Police - Intelligence Unit

To the friends and mostly the family. I would like to extend my sympathies to you. I know the loss you feel.

Port Authority Police

The New Jersey State Police mourns with the Pennsylvania State Police in the loss of Trooper Sepp. Our concern is not limited by a border or miles between us. Please know that YOUR Trooper is in OUR prayers.

New Jersey State Police

God bless. Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates

Yesterday we honored you as best we could. You have changed our department forever, and we will never forget. Troopers like you are what makes the rest of us try to be better than we are. Rest in peace my brother, we will take it from here.

PSP Trooper

Rest in peace Trooper Sepp. May GOD BLESS, the Sepp family and the Pennsylvania State Police with the loss of a true American HERO.

Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Basic Police Academy
Crater Criminal Justice Academy

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

My heart goes out to your family during these most difficult days of your life. I have felt this pain, and have also endured the confusion. I will continue to pray for your family. He is another hero, that has touched this world and will continue to make you proud. God Bless

Wife of fallen Officer David March

I will remember you and your family in my prayers. May your soul rest in peace.

Tpr. Clifford J. Eastly, retired
Pennsylvania State Police

Bless the family of this fallen Officer. He has joined the ranks of many others that protect the people of this great nation.
Ron Suggett
Akron Police Dept. (Ret)

Officer Ron Suggett ( RET)
Akron Police Dept. ( o HI o )

I would like to personally thank everyone in the State of Pennsylvania for the nice service they gave to my cousin, State Trooper Joe Sepp. I don't know how you carried it off, but I thank you, I now have a new found respect for any police officer.Thank you all again, you did a wonderful job. Brenda, Pennsylvannia

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper. A soldier of the law. To me is entrusted the honor of the force. I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed, or condition. It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

My brother, your memory goes on with the fellow Troopers who recite and live these words.

The Pennsylvania State Police

Trooper Sepp,
May God bless you and keep you and watch over your family. Thank you for all you have done. I will continue to patrol the streets of the town you grew up in and I will never forget the feeling of seeing all of the brothers and sisters that were gathered in this town to pay their respects. God Bless

Patrolman Robert J. Miller
Windber Boro Police Dept.

We were in the same Academy class, but different platoons and ending up at different sides of the State. That doesn't matter to me, I'll miss you just the same.

Tpr Eric Barrall
Pa State Police

Take care brother. I pray for you, your three children, and your wife.

Massachusetts State Police

Brother Sepp,

The whole Department is saddened by the loss of another brother. We are scarred forever but not broken. We will continue to carry on the tradition remembering Troop's like yourself. Watch over the Department from above. We already lost 3 Troops this year. Watch over the family, friends and all other law enforcement officers that make this country the greatest country in the world.


My prayers and thoughts are with this family, friends and co-workers at this tragic time. May you find peace in each others embrace.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Rene Azure EOW 8/06/02

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