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Police Officer Jonathan Ginka | Norton Shores Police Department, Michigan Norton Shores Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Jonathan Ginka

Norton Shores Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer Jonathan Ginka


Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Ginka. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Norton Shores Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
May 23, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
May 18, 2017

Thank you Officer Ginka for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Michigan. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
May 16, 2017

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Jonathon Ginka who served faithfully on the Norton Shores Police Department. May the grace of God be your strength during this time of grief and in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
May 16, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD
May 15, 2017

Rest in peace, my brother in blue. My prayers are with you family and friends. God bless.

Pamela Padavan-Paulin, Retired
191st SPF
May 15, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your officer, Jonathan Ginka, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
May 15, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
May 14, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department
May 14, 2017

God bless you and your family.

Chief / William Wion
Americam patriot Security
May 13, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
May 13, 2017

Rest in peace, Officer Ginka. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement
May 13, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Dear Brother. Thank you for doing your job. God bless.

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987
May 12, 2017

RIP, Officer Ginka, 10-42 your job is finished here. We will take over from here. You will now be the guardian angel to watch our 6. From one blue to another blue. God bless your family and friends. #5122

Lieutenant Melody Hanson
May 12, 2017

Rest in peace

Lieutenant Paul Manley
Nahant Police Dept
May 12, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

May 12, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service
May 12, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho
May 12, 2017


Det Marty Mooney/Retired
May 12, 2017

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Ginka and your two beautiful children. May God bless your family and gave you peace in your life.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
May 12, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman 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, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman 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 talk 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....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell WY Police Department
May 12, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
May 12, 2017



Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol
May 11, 2017

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police
May 11, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the NSPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD
May 11, 2017


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