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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Estopinal

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 1923

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Estopinal

Great Uncle Joseph and your partner Deputy August Esteeves this April will be 95 years you were taken away but. After 70 years we got you both on wall in DC . Great uncle Sheriff Albert Estopinal Jr. I went into the morge of nopd records the basement to get reports was going to write book about moonshiners killing you both but I was warned against it. I know truth but can't say.
Please watch over the Estopinal and Serpas
I only seen your photo in black and white in your coffin. But not a day goes by that I don't think of August and you. Now a thrid Deputy Sheriff Samuel D. Gowland 1926 you three watch over your brothers and sisters on department this Easter weekend.
One day I get to DC and see you on that wall but at lake lawn cemetery there walls of Memorial names and you and August or on it. Daddy please give them my love with ggg aunt Lelia & Albert Estopinal and gg uncle Ralph and Lelia Serpas.
I miss you all but those lost in line of duty in St Bernard Parish Sheriff Dept watch over every shift this Easter weekend.
Love forever Dee

Dee Dee Serpas. Retired
Kenner Police department Retired

March 30, 2018

Great Uncle Joseph not a day goes by were I Dont think of you.
Your loved even though I never got to meet you.
I could not get the wall in Washington DC to put news papers up, because
They used the N word back them,

Dee Dee

May 14, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 86th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 82 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2009

Rest in peace. You are a hero and will be remembered forever for your service. Thank you, rest in peace brother.

Recruit C. Jones
Police Academy LEA-608

September 30, 2006

Great Uncle Joseph I worked hard on getting you and your partner added to the wall in Dc. You died in 1923 killed by Rum Runners. Your brother was Sheriff at the time. I never got to meet you but the stories that came down through the family made me glad to be 3rd generation law enforcement on my daddys side. and 2 on my mothers side with my great grandfather Sheriff Paul Berthelot.
You never be forgotten. You are ridding the beats of heavens street with my Daddy now.
love your great neice Dee Dee

Dee Dee Serpas, Ret
East Jefferson Levee Police

August 10, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Joseph, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


April 23, 2004

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