Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Special Agent John Francis Capano

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Reflections for Senior Special Agent John Francis Capano

SSA Capano,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2021

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 21, 2018

Rest in peace my friend. Your family is following in your footsteps which is a testament to you and your wife. Thank you for your service to our Nation.

Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey D Groh
Indiana Department of Homeland Security Retired ATF ASAC

March 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten on the 6th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 31, 2017

Rest in peace Brother John.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 31, 2016

Agent Capano,

I met your daughter today. She and her sorority sisters were handing out Autism Speaks information sheets at the Morgantown Police Department.
After speaking with the girls for a few minutes I gave them a brief tour of the station. While stopping to show them a memorial for one of our fallen officers I pointed out the etching from the wall, when she quietly said " My Father's name is on that wall." My heart sank and I wanted to hug her.
I didn't really get to know her very well. But she seems kind, sincere and strong. I believe you would be very proud.'
We often forget that the family members live on and continue to grow, get an education and build a life.
Rest easy Sir, Your daughter is doing well.

Sgt Hennessey
Morgantown Police Department

April 15, 2016

You are not forgotten. Your dedication to duty, and your courageous and selfless actions, bring honor to us all. Rest in peace Brother.

Matthew 5:9

Special Agent

March 17, 2016


Retired Detective Frank DEmarco
New York City Police Deparment

January 1, 2015

Miss you John. Never forgotten!


March 9, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 31, 2012


You are missed more than words could ever express!!!
Time doesn't heal only proves your absence is real.

Love & Miss You so much!!!

Katie & her Family

September 1, 2012

I watched John evrey minute of his career at Seaford. I was the Goalie and I had the best seat in the house. Saw them all grow from decent Hockey Players to great Hockey Players. Johnny was one of the best Face off men we hgad. When we neede a face won in our zone 9 times out of 10 Johnny would win the faceoff !! he was also my teamate in Seaford Little League but in my opinion we were both better Hockey players than baseball players. When I get to Seaford I always go past his parents home and say a Prayer. RIP my Friend.....

Frank Vitucci Civillian
teamate in seford Hockey for many yrs.

July 12, 2012

As police memorial week approaches, I personally am praying for the family of John Capano as they struggle to follow through this hardship upon their lives. I hope they seek answers through prayer and love, rather than turning to depression and hatred. R.I.P. Agent Capano

Samuel Cowsert

April 23, 2012

God Bless you John, and may he also bless those who you have left behind.

SSA Pete Forcelli
Colleague and friend

March 27, 2012

R.I.P Sir thanks for serving.

SGT. -

February 28, 2012

Thank you for all your service Sir, RIP now

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

February 24, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother.

Det A Giovanniello

February 22, 2012

Dear Uncle John, I never thought I would meet a hero like you. You mean so much to me and I will never forget you. I love you so much.

Your Nephew

February 3, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Agent Capano. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for John he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember John's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that John's life was about so much more than the way he died. John will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Capano, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

February 3, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society

January 16, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Special Agent John Capano and the US Department of Justice during this time. Thank you, Agent Capano, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 13, 2012

Agent Capano, Please know that you, your family and your co workers are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Agency has reached out to our Chapter to give support and we are very willing to do so. Thank you for your service and your heroism.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/ President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV C.O.P.S.

January 11, 2012

No circumstance I can imagine could be more tragic. My sympathy to officer John Capano's family and to all officers serving and retired affected by this tragedy. John to have acted off duty as you did took immense courage we are all proud of you.

Andrew Borman Inspector (Retired) London Metropolitan UK Resided US 2001-2005

January 11, 2012

I never had the honor of meeting you John. But I do know your brother Jim, and if you're anything like him, the world is much poorer with your passing.

Thank you for your service.

Ryan M.

January 11, 2012

Your brothers in blue will always remember your sacrifice. You died as a hero. Thank you for your service.

My deepest prayers are extended to your family, friends, co-workers, and AS WELL AS the other two officers involved in this incident. I hope that they find peace after this tragedy.

This was truly a tragic situation.


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January 10, 2012

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