April 4th, 2023 – 11:45 AM
Rome Police Department –
The following statement was released by the Rome Police Department:
“Officer Jose “Joe” Picon began his law enforcement career with the Rome Police Department on January 20th, 2017. However, Officer Picon was considered a member of the Rome PD Family long before this time, as he assisted the Rome/Floyd Metro Task Force while serving in the Army/National Guard Counterdrug Task Force.
During his years of service in the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Officer Picon’s primary role was to assist local agencies with surveillance operations. Officer Picon had prior experience as a drug investigator and used this knowledge to coordinate sophisticated operational plans to produce efficiency with local agencies.
As described by his peers, Officer Picon was a “unique” person. He was dedicated to his faith, family, and services in the military and law enforcement. His patriotic attitude was contagious and was overshadowed only by his selflessness.
It was common for Officer Picon to go “above and beyond” to assist his friends and would not hesitate to sacrifice his time to help others. This trait is made evident by his voluntary service in the military and the service he provided to the community while employed at the Rome Police Department.
Joe Picon was a real-life hero and a true American Patriot.”