Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Thomas Cappello, III

Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Thomas Cappello, III

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

May 8, 2020

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

May 8, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

May 8, 2020

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

May 8, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

May 8, 2020

R.I.P Officer Joseph Cappello

Brian Molyneaux

May 8, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Joseph Cappello. Please know we are eternally grateful for Joseph’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Cappello, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Melrose Park Police Department in Melrose, Illinois for Joseph’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Cappello’s wife, daughter, son and father.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

May 8, 2020

Rest in Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our defenders.
Please continue your watch over us.
When Law Enforcement dies, a proud nation mourns.
Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Joseph Cappello. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

May 8, 2020

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Officer Jim Weaver (#11452
Los Angeles Police Department retired

May 8, 2020

Thank you, Police Officer Joseph Cappello,
For your years of service and being that first responder. I am heartbroken to learn of your too-early loss of life. Thank you. I pray you rest in peace until that Day. My prayers for your family, the Department and Community. We are so very thankful and saddened.

God Rest You,

Davis Police Department - Daughter

May 8, 2020

God bless you Officer Joseph Capello for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Melrose Park Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

May 8, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

May 8, 2020

Thank you for your service.
Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

May 8, 2020

Cappello family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Cappello thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

May 8, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

May 8, 2020

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 8, 2020

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

May 8, 2020

I am saddened by the news of my brother Police Officer Cappello passing and I wish my sincere sympathy the Cappello family in this extremely trying time!

OFFICER James Ashmore Retired
Western Springs PD

May 8, 2020

Rest In Peace Officer Cappello

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Cappello!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

May 8, 2020

RIP from State of Florida FOP

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

May 8, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 8, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Melrose Park Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 8, 2020

R.I.P thank you for your service,
Prayers to the family and friends and the department.

G P P D. C565

May 8, 2020

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