Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joseph Eugene LeClaire, Jr.

Pennsylvania First Judicial District Warrant Unit, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 19, 2004

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Eugene LeClaire, Jr.

I remember then Gunnery Sergeant LeClaire when I was a young Marine military policeman stationed in Kaneohe Bay, HI back in 1990. This breaks my heart. Thank you for your leadership Gunny. Your mentorship kept me on the right path - Rest easy and Semper Fi.

Robert Odwyer
CWO-3 USMC (Retired)

June 29, 2018

Joe was my first partner at the warrant unit. He was tough but fare. A fearless leader who led by example. You became my mentor my father figure but what I'm most proud of is you became my friend. You've taught me so much in the time I got to share with you. Ive tried throughout these 14 years to share your knowledge and teaching with others I hope that ive done you proud. Rest easy my friend you will never be forgotten.

wsu investigator #349 mike barishek
wsu/partner and Co worker

March 19, 2018

You will always be remembered Joe, R.I.P.

Police Officer Randolph Reyes
Department of Veterans Affairs, Former partner and Former Marine.

January 2, 2018

Wow 13 years now and yet it still feels like yesterday. Nathan is getting so very big grandpa Joe you would be so very proud of him. He is a very very smart little boy. And Brandon is getting so smart he wants to be a officer just like his late grandpa. Porsche or grandpa Porsche is such a beautiful little girl. And RJ what can I say about him. He's a spitting image of our late uncle Ricky. You and uncle Ricky keep and eye on all the precious great grandbabies you have now grandpa. I miss you every day and love you

Kami Lynn day
Granddaughter

May 10, 2017

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

March 19, 2015

Joe was a cops cop and his memory will live on forever. RIP Gunny

Lieutenant Lawrence Aliberti
Philadelphia Warrant Unit

October 10, 2014

I always carry you in my heart Gunny. It was a pleasure being your partner while serving with the 1st District Warrants. Semper Fi!

Investigator Randolph Reyes
Partner-Fellow Marine

April 16, 2014

I am proud to say Gunny LeClaire was my Gunny while we were USMC Recruiters in Bucks County, PA. Almost 20 years later we met just before his death, while I worked with the Marshals Service when Joe was with 1st District Warrants. It's great that your sacrifice has not been forgotten by your fellow officers and the City. Peace and Semper Fi.

Matt Goebel, Sergeant
USMC

April 10, 2014

Gunny; a great leader. The sacrifice you made will never be forgotten. RIP my brother.

Former FJD WU Bdg#363. (RG)

March 19, 2014

Semper Fi Gunny, you are not forgotten...

Sgt. Royce Haislip
Kern County Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2014

On this Memorial Day; Remembering and honoring your brave soul, and the sacrifice you made to defend our nation in both; the Military and as a Law Enforcement Officer. You are ever in my thoughts my brother.

GALICIA
USBP

May 27, 2013

Joe
You are so missed by all. Rest in peace
Critical Incident Response Team
Gary Cenna.

Probation Officer Supervisor
First Jud. District/Probation Dept

August 3, 2012

I served with you and will always miss you, we will always remain brothers. We partnered and served together not only as LEO in FJD Warrant Unit but as comrades in the USMC. Peace my Brother and a Twenty One Gun Salute.

Ofc. Randolph Reyes
Department of Veterans Affairs Police

April 5, 2012

Gretchen, I had previously left a reflection and wanted to again honor Joe's service and sacrificce on this 8th anniversary. I was so sorry to learn that you had lost your son and I know this tremendous loss has also exacerbated your grief for Joe. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2012

I had the privilege to learn from and work with a great leader like Joe. His compassion, integrity and strength to motivate others go beyond what words can explain. You will never be forgotten my brother.

Galicia
USBP

March 19, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

March 19, 2012

When we lose a brother or sister in arms it breaks our hearts…but we are not disheartened. The loss is always tragic and we are saddened, but our resolve is not shaken. In truth our resolve is strengthened and we remain more dedicated than ever to the cause.

We stand more steadfast than before between the good and those who seek to commit acts of evil. The memory of those we have lost pushes us to ensure that those who have made the ultimate sacrifice will not have done so in vain. We will face that which causes fear and will not be deterred. We will not allow evil to move us off the path of righteousness but will meet evil head on…and defeat it.

Those we have lost are not gone, as we take them with us to continue the fight. And continue to fight we will…until there is no strength left in our bodies and our final breath is gone. We will do our duty, meet the challenge and overcome. As it has been said, “The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing”. There will always be those of us who refuse to do nothing. Those who lead the way and give others the strength needed to stand up for what is right…

Semper Fi Gunny, You won't be forgotten

Sgt. Royce Haislip
Kern County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2012

You are missed Joe. He was a great leader who looked out for those who worked under him.

Former Investigator, Dan Guerriero
First Judicial District of PA, Co-worker

February 29, 2012

I remember the "Love - Hate" relatonship that we had for one another...lol; especially you being a Marine and me being an Army Soldier....lol. I remember us being a 2-Man team for a while working in the East and I hated it....lol. But through it all, I would not change any of it for the world. You were the best partner and mentor there ever was and will be. I remember when you got promoted and left me behind as Team Leader and I tried to Lead the same way you did; with confidence and respect!

Now I'm a Sergeant on the job and I'd like to say thank you for your training expertise, the memories, etc..... We miss you Silver Fox.

Kevin

SGT Kevin D. Milligan
First Judicial District of PA Warrant Unit

February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Gunny

Heather

February 23, 2012

Hi Jo-Jo,it has been seven years without you this has been very sad because our son has not been with me at the vigil he is with you up in heaven and looking over me i know we all will meet again and the sun will shine on us and make us smile keep Eileen under your wings and protect her she is very ill please give me a sighn again love you forever your loving wife Gretchen

Gretchen Leclaire
Wife

April 12, 2011

Hi my love, it has been a while since i wrote to you i have been very sad because we lost our son your stepson who loved you so much Richard was my little baby Boy was a good man very smart and so handsome was ready to go in the military and be sworn in but passed away sudden still don't know what has happend i miss him s much it was very difficult when you where killed in the line of duty but when my son was called it took alot from me i miss you so much wish you where here with me and hold me love you and never let me go. your wife Gretchen

Gretchen Leclaire
Wife

October 22, 2010

Joe-Joe six years have gone since you where taken from me, Richard and i where at the unit and placed flowers in the roll call room and my best photo of you, you are so handsome miss you so much i will be there and kiss your stone and touch your name Eileen Holly Tyler and Billy miss you some of the Boys from the Unit were there to hugh and kiss me it gives me comfort knowing that i am not forgotten love you for ever. Your loving wife Gretchen.

Gretchen LeClaire
Wife

March 22, 2010

Six years have gone by and I still think about those good memories. You are and will always be a good leader, friend and partner. You will always be remembered.

GALICIA
USBP

GALICIA

March 19, 2010

Thank you for your dedication and the example for all of us in this profession. The Sergeant LeClaire's family, God always does what he says he will do. So be ready for peace because it is coming one day, He promised.

Detective
Gastonia Police, NC

March 19, 2010

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