It is with great sadness to report the passing of retired Detective Lieutenant Jose "Joe" Patino after a short battle with illness.
Joe worked for the Sheriff's Office for thirty-six years with a large portion of those years in the detective bureau eventually leading it as both a sergeant and then a lieutenant. Joe's investigative talents were second to none and touched the lives of many. Joe was known for his knowledge of criminal investigations, his care for victims, and even his fair treatment of suspects. Under Joe's direction, the detective bureau was very successful and was respected within the entire region assisting many outside agencies.
Joe served as an investigator for the community, a mentor at the Sheriff's Office, and a friend to all. He excelled in all of these rolls.
A law enforcement procession will take place escorting Joe from Simpson's funeral home in Sheridan to Simpson's funeral home in Stanton. This will occur at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 12th and can be viewed in downtown Stanton. A public visitation is scheduled for later Tuesday beginning at 3 PM. Please exercise social distancing and wear masks.
Please keep Joe and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you Joe for your service and thank you Joe's family for sharing him.