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.

Joe, think about you alot. I was not a trooper when your watch ended but I was a local officer in Cambria County in 2002. Been thinking about you alot over the past two days. Another senseless tragedy occurred on December 6th. A Penn Hills officer lost his life to gunfire while sitting in his cruiser waiting for back up on a disturbance call. Joe, continue to watch over your brothers and sisters and keep us safe. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Pennsylvania State Police

December 8, 2009

Missing you more and more each day Joe. I can't believe its been 7 years since you were taken from us. You live on not only in our memories, but in your three beautiful children. My heart will be always be empty without my big brother here to lean and rely on. I know you are sending us the strength now to help other families deal with their loss, which I know is something you would want us to do. I love and miss you so much!

Tina Sepp

November 11, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon`
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 10, 2009

Still miss you. But when I see your kids you are there Love you Aunt Punkie

Barbara Weaver

June 25, 2009

Thankyou for your service TROOPER SEPP, you are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family


January 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 10, 2008

Trooper Sepp your sacrifice does not go forgotten. You and your family are in my prayers on this day. Thank you for your service.

Pennsylvania State Police

November 10, 2008

You will never be forgotten.


October 6, 2008

Trooper Joseph James Sepp,

To have died in the performance of duty as a law officer bespeaks the hazards inherent in an occupation centered on providing protection to others. Few other jobs involve placing ourselves at such a high risk so that the every day public might remain safe. Only a small and select portion of the population even thinks about donning a uniform and representing the barrier which stands between good and evil. When such a noble volunteer dies, especially in the battle of defending others, he/she is deemed to a hero. It does not matter who might not agree, because Courage, Dedication, and Valor now speak the the one who has been struck down. And, it is these values that deem him or her a hero. Sadness is present for family and friends. Heartache is something that might last forever. But each who admires the hero should know that he/she has provided for them a husband or wife, a father or mother, a son or daughter, a relative or friend that has brought Honor to himself, his family, his co-workers and friends that only the return of life itself could possibly replace. Trooper Joseph James Sepp is such a hero. He lived as Pennsylvania state trooper. Our creed it to lay down our lives rather than swerve from the path of duty. He stands as a shining example for all others who wear our uniform and for every cadet who enters our academy. He, among slain law officers everywhere, has demonstrated nobly what it might cost any of us who call ourselves soldiers of the law.

Well done trooper,...well done.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 30, 2008

I still look at your reflections and think about how many people miss you. Whenever I walk into PSP Ebensburg I see your picture on the wall and it reminds me of the phone call when I heard about what happened. No one at Ebensburg, Troop A, or PSP will ever forget. We all miss you. Rest in Peace.

Pennsylvania State Police

August 6, 2008

Brother Sepp,

Thank you for your sacrifice to your country and your fellow man. You gave your all.

Rick Porvaznik
Pa State Constable

February 21, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 23, 2008

On the five year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 10, 2007

Remembering you on this sad date. God bless you and your sacrifice.

P/O Henry O'Neill
Prospect Park Police Department,PA

November 10, 2007

Rest in peace always and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 10, 2007

Joey it has been 5 year ago today that we lost you. It still hurt so bad that we can not see you, but there is not a day that goes by that we don,t think of tou . As the kids get older they remind us so much of you. They know that you are always watching over them. We love and miss you so much

Mom, Dad, Tina, Jen, Amanda,Joey & Andy

November 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, Nh

November 5, 2007

no one knows how we all miss you. Your Mom & Dad had the boys at the cabin this month.watching them was like watching you at pappy's.Don't worry about them your mom and Tina will take good care of them
Love you
Aunt Punkie

barb weaver

October 16, 2007

I met one of your fellow Troopers (and friend) at Police Week this year. He spoke very highly of you. He thinks of you often and still hurts. Keep an eye on your fellow Troopers and the rest of Law Enforcement everywhere. Know that we are here for you family, including your family of Troopers and that they and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
VP WNY Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat

May 15, 2007

Joe its been four years and this is my first post on your site. I guess it has taken me this long to find the right words to say. First thank you soo much for backing me up that night, I know how busy the Troopers out of the Ebensburg barrack are espically on midnights. Im so sorry I could not prevent what happened. There is not a day that passes that I dont think of you or your famiy. I often visit the National Police Officer's Memorial in DC and sit in front of your name and just break down. Well I dont want to take up too much space so rest in peace and keep watch over your brothers and sisters in the Ebensburg area!

Ofc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Police Dept. MD

December 6, 2006

My thoughts are with your family on this 4th anniversary of your end of watch. You have not been forgotten nor willl that ever happen. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 10, 2006

Trooper Sepp you are a hero. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 10, 2006

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

November 10, 2006

Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

November 10, 2006

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