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.

It's hard to believe that it's been four years today that we lost you. You are truly missed by all. There's not a day that goes by that your not thought of.

A daughter of a retired PA State Police

December 12, 2009


Just wanted to let you know how much you're missed, and you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget you.


December 11, 2009


Pa State Police

December 11, 2009

I have thought of you often starting in January 2007 when I started the Academy. I rendered a heartfelt salute in your memory as I walked to the auditorium every day for class. Knowing you on a personal level was hard to see your picture on the wall. Everyday that I put my uniform on your memory is not forgotten. Keep us safe in Troop D and look over your fellow co-workers still riding the midnighter at Pittsburgh, to include my brother! You are missed and I will be thinking of you on the four years since your untimely death. Rest easy Cpl, we got it from here.

Trooper M. MILLER
Pennsylvania State Police

December 6, 2009

Hey Joe....hard to believe it will be 4 years since you left us!! You are still missed so much by so many people and will never be forgotten. We will all raise a glass in your honor on Friday. Missing you!

Retired PSP Corporal

December 4, 2009

I miss you so much Dad. I love you more than you'll ever know. Please be with me and Joey and the rest of the family. Help guide us through life, and please be there with us through every step.
Love and miss you terribly.
See you again someday I hope.

Your Sputs.


September 24, 2009

It has been almost 4 years since God took you away from this "big blue marble" called earth. We all miss you still so very much. I think of how you became a friend to me and the day you
made me laugh so hard. You are now with my cousins and friends who were also killed in the line of duty....Be Safe With Them My Friend. Till we meet again someday.
Love and miss you.....

Kimberly Yonkovich

August 14, 2009

Joe, It has been a long tour of Duty since you have been taken from us... We keep pushing forward until we meet again. Remember TNT, BDLE, VICE and chasing Fred!!!
Peace be with you and your family....


July 21, 2009

You came to me in a dream the other night with a message. I am looking into it. Everytime we pass Ross Farm's we call it "Joe's Spot".


July 10, 2009

Hey Joe,

Happy 4th of July! Really wish you were here with us to celebrate! Still thinking and missing you!

Retired Corporal
Pennsylvania State Police

July 4, 2009

Hey Joe,

Just was thinking of you and still can't believe that you have been gone so long. You are always in my thoughts and prayers and know that you are always looking down on your family and your family in gray!
Missing your great laugh and humor!!!


June 14, 2009


It is often that I think of you, not due to the tragic event on December 12, 2005, but more importantly, from the days in Drug Law, where you taught me so much.

God Bless.

Retired PA State Trooper

June 8, 2009

This is not the first time I've visited your page, nor will it be the last. I want to thank you for your service, your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten, may you rest in peace, and God bless you and your family.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

June 3, 2009

Just wanted to wish you a Happy St. Patricks Day and as always there will be glasses raised in your honor.
Like always you are always in our thoughts and hearts!!

Pa State Police

March 17, 2009


I have been thinking about you and my other friend Andy a lot lately. It was 3 years ago today that Andy physcially left us, but I talk to you guys all the time. I know you are both still with us watching over us all and still providing your support to that Thin Blue Line.

Chuck Metcalfe
Elmira, NY

March 1, 2009

Trooper Pokorny, you took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of PA and this great country.

In the performance of duty, you made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater example of honor.

May your loved ones, friends, co-workers find peace. May the citizens realize the sacrifice made by the law enforcement officers every second of every day. Rest in Trooper Pokorny, we have got it from here.....

Vince Iello
NYPD Retired

January 28, 2009

A friend that knew what friendship was. A sweet...loving guy...a family man.
Cared about what life had to offer not only to him but more importantly to
his fellow officers. He gave me the nickname Angel...why...I just don't know...
he was the Angel....not me. My grandmother always taught me there were two
kinds of Angels...."Earthly" and "Heavenly". Joe was both.."Earthly" because he
watched over everyone while he was here on earth...."Heavenly" because even
though he is gone from earth....he still watches over everyone. I have missed you so much my friend...but I know we will meet again some day. Love you.

Kimberly Yonkovich
A good friend

January 24, 2009

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

May God bless you and watch over your family. Thanks for your service Joe. Rest easy now, you've earned it! It's been 3 years but you are always on the "Statie's" heart.

Pennsylvania State Police

December 14, 2008


It's 3 years today since your senseless murder. I am working midnight tonight and I cannot get what happened to you that night off of my mind. I think of it all the time and I wear a memorial bracelet with your name on it when I work to remind me that there is evil out there and to always try to be as best prepared for it as humanly possible. You are missed. Rest in Peace Poke.


Friend & Co worker

December 12, 2008


I can't believe it's been three years. Rest in peace, Joe, and know that you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are so greatly missed by so many!


December 12, 2008

I imagine you are on the minds of many this week. It is three years today that you were taken from us. It was a privilege to have known you back in the BDLE days. You are still in all of our hearts.


December 12, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this third anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 12, 2008

We miss you.


December 10, 2008

Hey Joe,

I can't believe that this Friday (December 12, 2008) will be the 3rd Anniversary of your death! We will on be down at the Southside in your honor and raise a glass in your memory!! We still miss you and will never forget you! Until we meet again! You are out of our sight but will never be out of our hearts! Miss you terribly!!!


December 9, 2008

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