Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph T. Jockel

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1929

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph T. Jockel

Hello Grampa. Sorry I never had the pleasure of knowing you. I thank you for the legacy you left us. I hope to meet you in heaven so day. Love your Granddaughter Verns

Grand daughter. Brns

February 10, 2020

Patrolman Jockel,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

December 28, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Jockel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2019

I had the great honor to work with your son Ken, in Midtown South Pct. He was a wonderful boss and a true gentleman, loved by all. You two are together in heaven, may you both rest in peace

Detective Gene Gentile
NYPD (retired)

April 5, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 29, 2017

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Jockel and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 13, 2015

I am a retired Detective from Midtown South Pct. I had the great pleasure of working with Patrolman Joseph Jockel's son, Ken Jockel. He was the BEST !! I first me him in 1969, when I worked in police headquarters. He was my squad Sergeant. Then later when I was assigned to the 14 pct/ MTS Pct, He was our most loved lieutenant. He was an outstanding boss, no matter how bad the incident, he was calm and always knew exactly what had to be done. He was a true gentleman who ALWAYS looked out for his men and protected them from harm. It was a real honor to call him a friend.
There is not a police officer who worked with Ken who does not miss him. I cannot convey in words how much He was admired and loved. I attended the last Mid Town South reunion and his name came up, many times, with true reverence and respect. I know He is heaven with His Dad. May God Bless Him and your family.
most sincerely,
ps I wrote this with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

Detective Gene Gentile (ret)

May 15, 2015

Ptl. Jockel was a friend of my Grandfather who was also a member of NYPD my Mom 98 still remembers the day Growing up he was remembered.

Sgt David Conrad NYPD ret.

January 10, 2015


Sgt Cunningham 87

December 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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.

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

How terrible it must have been for your mother to be the first one to discover your body. Your wife must have instilled respect and support for law enforcement in her children because I see your son continued your legacy of protecting and serving. I am sure you were proud.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 28, 2011

82 years-not forgotten.



December 28, 2011

Patrolman Jockel, Your actions that fatal day has been the example of New York Cities Finest. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.


December 28, 2008



December 27, 2007

Thank you Patrolman Jockel for your service dedication and heroism. You are not forgotten, rest in peace my brother.

Judgment Day for a NYC Patrolman

.....Author Unknown

The Patrolman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Patrolman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The Patrolman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the Patrolman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Patrolman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward County Sheriff's Office

December 24, 2006

I knew Patrolman Joseph T. Jockel's son, Capt. Kenneth Jockel, himself a distinguished NYPD officer and now deceased. PO Jockel's memory deserves to be honored.

V. Lehr

December 26, 2005

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