Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph Charles Giampaolo

Perry Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, November 28, 1991

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph Charles Giampaolo

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

February 19, 2023

Rest in peace Patrolman Giampaolo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 28, 2019

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Giampaolo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 1, 2012

On this 20th Anniversary of your tragic death, I salute you, Sir! I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, duty and ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

November 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

May God bless you Officer Giampaolo and your family for the ultimate price you paid while protecting and serving our citizens here in Perry. I know that someone was watching over Chad & Eric & myself when we were in a shootout back on 04-26-04. Please thank the lord for us as you sit with him in Heaven. Rest in peace's our watch now.

Sgt. Chris Sutcliff
Perry PD

April 1, 2005

Officer Giampaolo, I was only 15 years old at the time of your death and had no clue at that time that I would be working day in and day out to keep your fellow officers at Perry PD safe out there on the road. I'm sure you have been watching over the guys out there on the road...who knows, maybe you were watching over Sgt. Sutcliff the day he got shot and are the reason he is still here today. You'd be proud to see the job your fellow officers are doing day in and day out...I wish you could be here to see it. God Bless.

A 911 Dispatcher
Houston County 911

June 20, 2004

God Bless Officer Giampaolo and his family. May he rest in peace.


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