I had the honor and privilege to call Joe my friend and golfing buddy. We had many occasions to play golf with him and his brother Bill. Joe was always positive and upbeat and a great listener. I will miss those days we played together. He indeed was one of the best Cops I ever worked with.and will be missed by all.My thoughts are also with the entire Engler family on Joe's sudden passing. A special prayer for Kathy and all the kids...God Bless
Our sincere condolences. We just learned today of your tragic loss.
Joe was such a nice guy and we were looking forward in reconnecting when we return to Healdsburg from San Diego.
Again, so sorry. Words fail.
Cullen and Beth Wilder
Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your extended family.
Dear Kathy and the entire Engler family. Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a nice guy and Kathy, I had never seen you happier than when Joe walked into the room! He was a wonderful and kind man and will not be forgotten in this world.
What an empty spot Joe leaves in so many lives now, and what a trail of grateful, loving people he leaves behind. His heart was full of compassion, competence and energy for the good things in life, and I heard an SFPD colleague of his say once that he was 'a lot of copper,' a deep compliment. His life was a life well led,full of resilience and caring for others, and he affected so many of us,in substantial ways. I don't think I ever had a conversation with him in the last 30 or so years where he didn't mention his family and friends, and how much you meant to him, and I'm sorry for that empty spot he leaves in your loves now. I believe he's in the presence now of the only One who loves him more than we do.