Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Joseph Raymond Pokorny, Jr.

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 2005

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Reflections for Corporal Joseph Raymond Pokorny, Jr.

I metodi his son at the Get GO in Robinson Township a few years ago,I said to him ,when I recognized his name tag , I said that name sounds familiar,was that your DAD that was shot back in 1991, he responded it was ,I told him that I rememberered it,and that it was devastating to me,he said that it mean the world to him that I remembered that....he said to ,Hey ,I've got your coffee( to pay for it ) I said don't worry its free for me anyway I'm a Veteran!! I'll never forget that....with years in my eyes heres to you Mr. Pokorny....your friend forget....Peter Terry


July 5, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 12, 2020

Happy 60th Birthday Poke


August 27, 2020

Joe and Family
I think about Joe often. At least every day when I pass Pokorny Memorial highway on the way to work. But more importantly I remember Joe during times like these when police are under the spotlight. I for one will never forget his sacrifice. A further testament to him as a man and father and public servant is his sons choice to follow in his footsteps at the police academy.
Thank you all. May God bless you and keep you all safe.

Eugene A Bonaroti

June 7, 2020

Rest in Peace Corporal Pokorny. Thank you for your long and selfless service to your community. They'll never forget you.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 25, 2019

Joe and I grew up in Center Township, We played Pop Warner football and high school football together. My sister and his sister, Laura were good friends in High School. Our parents knew each other and if i remember correctly, went out together. I spent 30 years on the Phoenix Police Department. And I still remember that night that that my Mom called me and told me (crying) she had bad news. She told me that Joe had been killed in the line of duty, I cried that night. I have never forgot him and never will. We weren't close but we were friends. And when I found out that he was a Trooper, we became brothers again, not on the football field but in this field that nobody can imagine until you live it.

Sgt. Michael P. Gurry (Ret,)
Phoenix Police Department

June 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former Police Officer

December 25, 2018

Always thought his name stuck out for some reason. After spending the holidays with my family in N Va, I was rushing back for my shift at Priority One EMS in Braddock when he pulled me over just before Donegal. He wasn’t just professional and understanding, but also authentic and genuine, was that way for the right reasons. We lost a great man and LE officer three years ago. Rest In Peace, Corporal Pokorny and thank you for your service.

Paramedic Michael Kim, NR-P
(Currently Inactive)

December 13, 2018

RIP brother

TFC Wayne Kress
PSP Retired

December 12, 2018

Never Forgotten

Troop M Brother
PSP retired

December 12, 2018

You're still in our thoughts. Rest in peace

Cpl James Hughes
Mt Lebanon Police Department

December 12, 2017

Poke, as the years go by, I still think of you often. RIP Brother!

Cpl. Chuck Mack
Pa State Police (Retired)

February 18, 2016

You are not forgotten. Spes in virtute.

Cpl James Hughes
Mt. Lebanon PD

December 13, 2014

Remembering you today on anniversary of your EOW.

Retired Agent
Pa Office of Attorney General/Nureau of NArcotics

December 12, 2014

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 12, 2014

Great Police work is under attack; and Leadership has bowed down to Political Correctness; with sound bites like "Answer your calls. But I know better and we are not Fireman. You and men like you are a dying breed. We now face intense scrutiny, ridicule and personal attacks; just for working. You are in a better place. I'm just reminding all those who look here seeking answers that you were a great Cop, an outstanding Leader and most importantly a Man who stood for something. That can never be wrong.


May 26, 2014


Went to dinner at Cracker Barrel last night and was thinking about having breakfast with you at Cracker Barrel the weekend we first met you, I'd never heard anybody order eggs over medium before. I think of you often and I know you are still watching out for us.

God Bless,

Chuck Metcalfe

December 12, 2013

Please know that you are not forgotten on this Anniversary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your fa,ily. Rest In Peace...

Cpl. James Hughes
Mt. Lebanon Police Department

December 12, 2013

Joe, was down in Pittsburgh the other day, thought of you and George T, and how good you guys treated us when I started working undercover . I heard that your son is now on the job, I pray he will be safe.

Retired Cpl.

August 10, 2013

I never had the opportunity to meet you but I have heard stories that make me feel as if I did know you. I graduated the academy on 12/09/05. I will never forget the early morning of 12/12/05. My first station was not Pittsburgh but I am now stationed there. There's not a shift that goes by that I don't look at your picture at the barracks and remember your sacrifice. RIP Poke.

Pa State Police

January 5, 2013

Yesterday on the anniversary it was "Wiz Khalifi Day" in Pittsburgh. It should have been "Cpl Joseph POKORNY Day".
* I remember you. I remember your work ethic and your backbone. I know you are standing tall in a better place.
Your family is always in my prayers.


December 14, 2012

just took my oral board on dec. 12th...from what ive heard you were a great guy, and your son is scheduled to graduate the pennsylvania state police academy in about three months....that will certainly be a proud day for psp

pennsylvania state police

December 14, 2012

Seven years, it seems just like yesterday. Rest in Peace Brother.

Capt. Douglas Edgell
City of Aliquippa Police

December 12, 2012

I responded that night t the scene. I will never forget you or that night.

MPO Keith J. Stover
Pittsburgh Police

December 12, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today on this sixth anniversary day. Time never diminishes respect and you are honored and revered today.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011

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