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.

While I did not know Trooper Sepp, someone that has recently become
very close to me did, and several months later is still understandably
hurting. I want you to know, Trooper Sepp, that you are sorely missed
and very respected (since messages of respect seem to come few and
far between as far as police are concerned lately). I won't mention
names, but you know who i'm talking about...please watch over him for
me...keep him safe, so that he might keep others safe. Bring him home
every night and never let him forget how much we care. He is one of
yours...and never forget that he misses you and thinks about you all the
time.
I will pray for your wife and children, may they know that you are with
God now and that you will watch over them and see them soon.

Anonymous

The Indiana Police Unity Tour which consists of police officers from Indiana who bicycle from Indianapolis to D.C. was proud to display a photo of Trooper Sepp upon our support vehicle during our trek. Please know that our journey was to honor you and all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Your photo was placed at the wall upon our arrival to be seen by all who visit. May your family find comfort in knowing that your dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
God Bless and Protect Us From Above.

First Sergeant Gary Dudley
Indiana State Police

Trooper Sepp-the trial is set to begin on May 15th...even though it will not begin then, I will be in DC on that day remembering you and all the others taken from us. My trip to National Police Week this year will be in your memory. You will never be forgotten and justice will prevail.

Trooper Sepp: you did not give your precious life in vain. We will be persistent until justice is served! Please keep watch on us from above! We needed you on earth to watch over us, and we need you now more than ever to protect and guide us.

Anonymous

Farewell my fellow Trooper!

Trooper Nick Casto
Washington State Patrol

Our deepest sympathies to the wife and children of Trooper SEPP.
May God hold you in a special place and watch over your family forever.

Trooper - Troop M
Pennsylvania State Police

The preliminary hearing was today. No matter what is said, your memory will live on and you will prevail over the evil that was exposed that fateful evening. Your family is always in my thoughts.
Justice will prevail in your memory!

THIS IS JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO HONOR A FELLOW BROTHER ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND KIDS. JOE IS TRULY A HERO AND I PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY EVERYDAY. I ONLY MET JOE A FEW TIMES WHEN I WAS IN SOMERSET AND I MUST SAY IT WAS AN HONOR. A FINER TROOPER YOU WILL NOT HAVE. HE WAS THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT A TROOPER WAS AND SHOULD BE. YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND MY PRAYERS. YOUR FAMILY CAN HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGH AND BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU ARE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY UNTIL YOU MEET THEM AGAIN.

FELLOW TROOPER
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

Goodbye my brother.

PSP Media

Anonymous

A memorial fund has been established for the Sepps. Contributions may be made to the Trooper Joseph J. Sepp Memorial Fund, c/o First Summit Bank, Johnstown, PA 15904.

Trooper Sepp you are not forgotten.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

On behalf of the Tennessee Highway Patrol our prayers are with you we are very sorry God Speed Brother

STATE TROOPER
Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tpr. Sepp, I am very proud of you and I grieve for your family. You made the protection of others a priority over your own safety. I lost my nephew, Hakim Farthing, this year. He was a member of the US Park Police and he too made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Look him up. Like you, he is a fine young man. I think that you two could be friends. I pray that your family and my family can find the strength to get us through this difficult time. We will keep your memory alive. You are truly a HERO and you have upheld the honor of The Force! Thank you.....

Cpl. J.B. Farthing
PSP, Executive Service Section

Corporal Joseph B. Farthing
Pa. State Police

Another officer has fallen but not in vain. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Sepp. May you find strength in your heart and may the Lord comfort you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch is over.

US Park Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

Joe was from the small town of Windber. There are four of us enlisted in PSP from this town of about 5,000 people. State Police are highly respected in this area. The outpouring of support and the grief shared by the town was memorable. Even Windber High had a message mourning the loss of a former student. Joe was one of the kindest, quietest most respectful officer I've known. He was of such high character that you were proud that a person like him represented the State Police. He talked about his family at work and loved them very much. He was an avid hunter. He hung around the Crime Unit and helped us out whenever we needed a favor. He took his job seriously and always did more than he had to. That meant to me that he was concerned for the people and the image of the State Police. We always thought we were taking him under our wing, since he was a younger guy. But , the more I think of the way he dug around for us and did the extra things most guys wouldn't do on investigations,I guess you could say he was taking US under his wing . He didn't want to let anyone down. And he never did.

Cpl. Frank ADAMCZYK
Pa State Police

Rest easy brother, your tour is over now.

Trooper
Connecticut State Police

I NEVER KNEW JOE. I ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL TO SHOW MY RESPECT AND DEDICATION TO THE SACRIFICE THAT HE DID. FOR EVERYDAY THAT PASSES, I CAN NOT HELP BUT WONDER WHY WE AS OFFICERS CONTINUE TO DO THIS JOB. WELL WHEN I THINK OF JOE AND THE OTHERS BEFORE HIM, I UNDERSTAND WHY. THE HONOR AND DEDICATION TO WHAT WE DO IS PRICELESS. THATS WHY ONLY WE ARE A STRONG BUT DIFFERENT BUNCH OF PEOPLE. HERO COMES TO MIND AND FROM WHAT I SEE JOE WAS SELECTED TO JOIN THE LIST OF OTHER HEROS. HEROS LIVE FOREVER! GODS SPEED TO YOU JOE AND YOUR FAMILY. IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE, LEST WE FORGET.

Officer Tony Costa III
Swissvale Borough Police Dept.

Joe,
I know we had many times when we had disagreed, but they were all forgotten within minutes, because a kiss before we closed our eyes goodnight seemed to make it all alright. Although we were opposites, we fit together like a puzzle. My weaknesses were your strengths and my strengths were your weaknesses. I was always very proud that you were my husband and so proud that you followed your life long dream of becoming a trooper. You meant the world to me and always will. Thank you Joe for being the love of my life and for making me the person I am "The mother of our three beautiful, wonderful, special children". Your love and life will go on "it can be seen through our childrens eyes", and it will be carried in my heart until the end of time. So until we meet again, I'll have to look up at the stars to send my love hoping yours is streaming down from heaven above.
I love you with all my heart and miss you deeply.

Forever Your Loving Wife

Jen, Amanda, Jo Jo, and Andy; Mr. and Mrs. Sepp and Tina,

Please accept our best wishes and sincerest condolances as we grieve with you over the loss of your husband, father, son and brother. As you know, you are part of a very large family in the black and gray. May your find comfort and serenity in the wake of such a tragic loss. Joe is forever in our hearts.

Anonymous

Well Joe, several weeks have passed since you left this world. The last several weeks have been very difficult without you. I miss you and our time together. I cannot believe you are gone. I'm waiting to meet with you again. Your Brothers at the barracks are doing everything we can to protect your family. Your sister recently gave me a picture of you. It is in my locker to remind me everyday to be vigilant. Though you are gone, you are with me forever. I will NEVER forget you! Rest in peace Driver..........

Trooper
PA State Police

November 9, 2002 was a criminous ebullition morning that will be never be intolerant, nor will it be oblivious fogotten. I take this opportunity to give my propicious condolence to the wife, children and friends, especially the wife. I did not have the opportunity to work with Sepp, I did have the opportunity to meet him prior to this horrific incident, what a enthusiastic individual with a elite law enforcement agency with courage, honor and up most respect towards fellow officers, and a Strong hearted gentlemen.
My deepest sympothy goes out for you and will always have you with my prayers. God Bless you and your family.

OIC. Paul Deffenbaugh
South Fork Police

to my beloved cousin and friend, you were like a big brother to me and i feel that the world should know what a wonderful person you were outside of the uniform....i loving father whose world revolved around his family, a man that would do anything for anyone at any given time, and no matter how serious your expressions were in uniform you could always see your smile inside. you were our rock through very difficult times and always knew the right things to say to make everything better. you were a wonderful cousin and i was honored to be apart of your life. i will never forget you and the things that you have taught me in life. you will always have that special place in my heart and i love and miss you deeply. you and our memories of growing up will never be forgotten. love and miss you.

missy, skye, and andrew vogel
your loving cousin

My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Sepp's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. You are not alone in your pain and grief. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

...A hero in life and an angel in death, you will now forever inspire our service.

-a brother
Pa State Police

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Joe Sepp. Our community honors the courage and selfless devotion to duty of Joe Sepp. We applaud his bravery and mourn his loss. Joe is a true hero. Joe's memory will be honored forever and his actions will be remembered as heroic. The courage and steadfast determination by all law enforecment officers to risk their own lives, so that others may live, shows the world that the best of the American spirit is alive in all of us. Joe died in the performance of his duty... he died doing what he was supposed to do, PROTECT THE PUBLIC. We lost a good friend. Watch over us and guide us Joe.
God bless Joe Sepp; trooper,husband,father, son & brother. We will never forget that he, and sadly his family, made the ultimate sacrifice.

SGT. TONY SEBETICH
EBENSBURG POLICE

I would like to send my codolences to Trooper Joseph J. Sepp family,friends and to the Pennsylvania State Police.


Robert Wigton # 9516
Patrolman
San Antonio Park Police

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san antonio park police

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