Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Antonio Joselito "Joe" Sapinoso

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 2, 2003

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Reflections for Investigator Antonio Joselito "Joe" Sapinoso

Joe, we have never forgotten you and we never will!
Jimmy & Janice Holloway

Jimmy Holloway Retired 41 years
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office

April 2, 2021

Sleep in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 2, 2020

Investigator Sapinoso rest in peace along with your dad. Terrible what happened to you both. Always a hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 5, 2019

I'm so grateful for the time I had with you. This world is a sadder place without you and your Dad. Thank you for sharing your family with me. I will always love you.

Cathe Tripp, Retired Deputy Sheriff
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2019

God bless you and your family brother

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

April 2, 2017

"My Joe", I love you & grieve for you everyday still. You were my closest & dearest friend. I thought it would be forever, but I am thankful for the time we did have on this earth and I can't wait to see you again. I am so very proud of your would be happy with them, but I know you watch over them. When it's my turn, Joe, I hope you come & carry me back home. Until that time, soar like an eagle. Love you always & forever.

Retired Deputy Sheriff
Greenville county sheriffs office

April 2, 2017

Investigator Sapinoso was in my graduating 353 class at the SCCJA in 1996. 18 years later, I still remember him and still feel sadness knowing his life and career was cut short. To his family members, please take comfort that Antonio is not forgotten all these years later, even from people who briefly knew him. Law Enforcement is a tough profession and he paid the ultimate sacrifice. He will always be remembered and honored.

Sergeant J Whittle
Columbia Police Department,

April 10, 2015

I miss you each day and I always know how fortunate I am that you were a part of my life. Love you always,


Retired Deputy Sheriff Cathe Tripp
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

April 2, 2015

It has been quite some time now since your passing, there is never a time when I don't have you and grandpa Tony running through my thoughts... When I feel like I've lost all hope in the world I just remember you two are constantly watching over me and helping me with all my dilemmas, I'm in a very tough spot right now and I need the both of your blessings more than ever.. The family seems to be doing alright now, but this empty vessel in our hearts will never be replaced, only mended by the nostalgia and joy you both brought into our lives..

Sergio "bebo" Rodriguez
Your dearest nephew

November 23, 2014

I give all my thanks to the Greenville County Sheriffs Officer for their hard commitment, and working hard to take these criminals off the streets and placing them behind bars where they belong. We all put our lives on the line to ensure a safer, better community.

Chief David Jones
Ashmore Protective Services

June 19, 2014

Hey buddy. Me again. I really miss you. Whenever I have a crappy day, there are times I remember your approach. You would always have that smile on your face. I'll share with you a story that ALWAYS cheers me up. Do you remember the time we got absolutely hammered and we were eating at Denny's? What were you wearing? It was that god awful furry winter police hat I kept in the back seat of my car. And you were face down in a plate of pancakes with it on! Joe I wish I could share with you in person my accomplishments, my failures, and my close calls. Guess I'll just have to pray them to you. Hope things are going good up there. See you soon, just not today.

Andy L. Shiu
Lake Forest Police Department

May 14, 2014

11 years later it's still just as hard as the day you left us. For my own selfish reasons I wish you were here to look at, to hold, to talk or listen to, but I have to believe that God needed you more. How lucky heaven is to have you both....we love and miss you so very much!

Your little sister

April 2, 2014

Words will never be able to express how much you are missed. Love you and miss you with all of my heart!


April 2, 2014

Still thinking of you. Remembering you as the kind and selfless person that you were. Praying and hoping for justice to be served.

Joe Prindle
Proud to have known you

March 13, 2014

I love you, Joe. I can remember how much I held you up so high in my opinions. I wanted to be just like you. I even wanted my name to be Joe. I miss you, cousin. I will always remember you! You were the best of us all... All the cousins, you had the kindest heart and the nicest demeanor.

René J. Temp

December 6, 2013

Ten years ago today. Lots of water under the bridge since then but still just as sad.

a friend

April 2, 2013

It's hard to believe that 10 years has passed. Joe, Uncle Tony, we miss you guys dearly. To this day, the impact of how you lived your lives still makes us smile. You are missed.

Dino Cordura

April 2, 2013

For Joe:

A smile can hide the tears,
A laugh can hide the pain,
But nothing stops the have you back again.

I miss you, love you, and carry you in my heart always.

Deputy Sheriff Cathe Tripp
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

April 1, 2013

I just learned about this. I used to take Tae Kwon Do with Joey at Jesse Williams Tae Kwon Do Plus on Haywood Road(1999-2001). I moved to Nashville, TN in July of 2001 after being in Greenville for 15 years.

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Joey was a such a kind, laid back person who seemed to get along with everybody. He was a great person to talk with about my Forensics Internship at the LEC with Sgt. Shaw, Sgt. Sherbert, Marty Clap, and Lt. Mike Petersen that I started in January of 2001 through Greenville Tech.

Joe Sapinoso was a cool cop. I am grateful to have known him. He was and will always remain a hero in the eyes of me.

Joe, may you rest in peace.

Your friend,

Michael Burge

Michael Burge(no rank)

March 24, 2013


My Friend. I have visited this site many times and have struggled to find the right words to share. Many thoughts come to my mind including great memories that we shared together. Always a smile and a kind word, even when they were not deserved.

What a tragic loss to every life that you touched. You are missed and I think of you often.

Deputy Chief Joe Gallo
Champaign (IL) Police Department

December 8, 2012

If this is the Joey Sapinoso from Gurnee Grade School, I am so very, very sad. I am an old classmate of Joe's who has thought about him a lot through the years. You don't remember someone after over 30 years unless they were someone special. You can't understand the grief I feel at finally finding him only to learn he is gone. He was an amazing person.

Jenna Smith

December 3, 2012

Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.

I love you, Joe, and miss you with all my heart.

Deputy Sheriff C. Tripp
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

April 2, 2012

Seems like yesterday that we had the funeral service for Joe and his dad. Joe was a great deputy and friend. I hope Mrs Sapinoso is doing well. She is such a sweet lady. RIP Joe, you are missed!

Bennie Durham

Chaplain Bennie Durham
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

October 24, 2011

Hey Joe. Just a reminder that you are always with me in everything that I do. I really miss your smile, but keep it tucked away in my heart.

I love you and I miss you.

Mahal kita. Miss na miss kita.



Deputy Cathe Tripp
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

April 2, 2011

You were my best friend and what you taught me is how I live my life.
You were there for me since the day I was born and you made this family stronger through your sacrifice.
I hope you know Joe how much we love and miss you and Dad today.
We wish you in heaven a Happy Birthday!
Miss and love you my big bro;))

Christina Sapinoso

March 5, 2011

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