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.

A stranger to me yet a brother as well, rest easy my friend.

SGT Shearer
US Army Military Police

December 13, 2011

RIP my friend, I think of you often


December 12, 2011

Thought of you and your family today. Prayers to all. RIP.


December 12, 2011

Rest in peace brother in blue

Lt. J.P.

December 12, 2011

We miss you. RIP till we see you again.


December 12, 2011

I still remember getting the phone call about you being taken from us like it was yesterday. I remember working on your case and giving it everything I had, but being heartbroken the entire time. I remember driving theough the streets on the way to the cemetary and seeing the people line the streets to say goodbye to a true hero. And I remember standing in that cemetery where we laid you to rest. I'm sorry you were taken too soon. Rest in peace.

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper.....

Trooper First Class - Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

November 26, 2011

Joe I still remember the good undercover times we had!
No one was better at minesweeper than u! We lost another
UC last week Trooper Danny Moy! May God bless u and Trooper
Moy! Miss u guys! Until we meet again!!

Retired 1st class

August 8, 2011

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I still miss being able to talk with you and to get your opinion about just everyday things. You will never be forgotten. And my thoughts and prayers are as always with you and your family!Still missing you as much now as when you left us!

Retired PSP Corporal

April 11, 2011

Not a day goes by without a thought about you.Your humor,wisdom and kindness is what makes young men aspire to become police officers.You may not be here in the flesh,but you are in sprit and that sprit will live on in all police officers across the nation.You are great example of what it takes to wear a uniform and take the oath to "protect and serve" you won't be forgotten. God bless your family

ptl.Tom Etters
Pittsburgh School Police

March 14, 2011

Not sure if this was posted on your site yet, but I was just thinking of you and missingy terribly. Wish you were still here!

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.


January 18, 2011

We were in PA this past weekend for a hockey tournament and noticed the highway named in your memory. God Bless!

The DelNagro Family
New York State Police SP Rochester, NY

January 18, 2011

Another year has past and still I think of you everytime I go out on my bike, each time I'm on patrol and make a vehicle stop. I keep you and your family in my thoughts always.

Officer Amell
Brother Road Dawg

December 12, 2010

Rest in Peace

Pennsylvania State Police

November 25, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

August 18, 2010

Just wanted to wish you an early Happy Birhday!!!! Still thinking of you!!


August 17, 2010

Your father has arrived in heaven with you rest in peace always in our minds.

Sadly missed.

Sadly Missed

June 17, 2010

Joe.....I have been thinking alot about you lately and just wanted you to know! I can't believe how much I still miss you! You will never be forgotten!!!! Always on my mind!


April 5, 2010

An Angel in the Sky Must Leave His Place of Rest. Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest. For Duty has called, There is much work to do. Little did he know, This One is Dressed in Blue. Arriving on the Scene, He Knows Just What to Say,Follow me Fallen Brother, I'll Show you the Way, "Your Duty has Ended, Your Work is now Through, "Come Hang Your Hat Beside mine,I'm A Cop Too.

God bless the Pokorny family

Rocky Geppert

January 28, 2010

Joe =
I think about you, your friendship, and my admiration for you and the sadness of a wonderful life cut short. You are a continued inspiration and your legacy carries on to those who had the pleasure to know you. God bless to you and your family and I look forward to seeing you somewhere up the road. Thinking of you today. Your friend.

Long time friend

January 6, 2010

Hey there Joe,

Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and wanted to say Happy New Year. We went to your Memorial Gathering and talked with many old friends that I haven't seen for a long time. Your son Jake has grown into such a wonderful young man and you would be so proud of him. He wants to follow in your foot steps and I think he will make a very fine Pennsylvania State Trooper. I wish him all the luck in his endeavors. But if he is anything like his father he will do just fine. Well, just was thinking of you and of course missing talking with you.

Always remember you will never be forgotten!

Retired Pa State Police Corporal

December 31, 2009


I was thinking of you a lot this weekend and talk to you frequently. I know you know that, but I want your firends and family to know that you are still remember.

Gob Bless and Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Chuck Metcalfe
Elmira, NY

December 14, 2009

I wear a patch on my vest for you, I've gone and seen your name each year and made a scratching of it at the Law Ride in DC. I am sorry that we never got a chance to ride together. We will someday.. To your family Thank You.. The job that Joe did was one that many will and can never do. He gave of himself more than any normal man would be willing to. Know that you all are in my prayers. Not a ride goes by that I don't think of you and your sacrifice Brother.

Officer Amell
Brother RD.

December 13, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fourth 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you.
The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009


It hit me last night that this was the 4 year anniversary of your death. I stopped at the scene last night by Rosslyn Farms and was glad to see a small display of remembrances to your sacrifice. I, personally, will not forget. We, as a Brotherhood, will never forget your ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service and may you have eternal peace. God bless you.

Cpl. J. Hughes
Mt. Lebanon PD

December 12, 2009

Thoughts of Cpl. Pokorny and his family on the 4th anniversary of his passing. Unfortunately this scene has played out too often in our area this year, with the loss of 3 Pittsburgh Police Officers and also the recent loss of a Penn Hills Police Officer. May God bless your family and all those in law enforcement who continue to protect us all.

Shannon (wife of a Pgh Police Officer)

December 12, 2009

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