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Captain Saxton Randall Jones | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Captain

Saxton Randall Jones

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, May 1, 1995
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Reflections for Captain Saxton Randall Jones

 

Dad you were and always will be the biggest inspiration in my life. You were an incredible man and the best father any boy could have had. I love you and miss you terribly. Rest in peace and always know I love you and miss you every single day of my life.

Randy Jones
Your Son!
February 17, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Captain Jones, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
May 1, 2013

Randall was one of my best friends. He was my Captain for a short while. I think of him a lot and the fun we shared riding together when he would come over to Madison county. I miss him and always will.

Lieutenant B.J. Tinney
Florida Highway Patrol 37 years.
February 2, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Captain Jones, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
May 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Captain Jones. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 9, 2012

It's still hard to believe it's been so long ago...I always think of Randall and his family whenever I am in Marianna. Since my dad and he worked together we tended to get together sometimes on weekends. He was a super guy.

Tracie Crawford
Daughter of Retired Cpl. Tom Crawford

Tracie Crawford
Friend of family
July 8, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all and you sir are one of them. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 8/6/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous
May 1, 2011

I only recently discovered this website. I just wanted to take a second to say thank you to all those who have left nice sentiments about my father. My dad was truly an amazing man! He was the best father, friend and colleague anyone could ask for. Its so nice to know that others still remember him and that he is still very loved and dearly missed.

Dana Jones Garber
Daughter of Randall Jones
December 5, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy
May 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
May 1, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy
April 24, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 12, 2007

Captain Jones,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us int he physical sence, we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight, the Evening Watch of the Henry County Goergia Police Department's North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department
May 1, 2007

Sweet sleep be yours and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.


May 1, 2007

To Captain Saxton Randall Jones, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the eleventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Captain Jones, as a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Captain Jones. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty four years of distinquished service Captain Jones gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 1, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05



May 1, 2006

Thank you for your many years of service to the citizens of Florida. Rest in peace my brother. May God continue to bless your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables
May 1, 2006

You served us well for 24 years
and then tragically died before you
could even enjoy your well deserved
retirement. Thank you for your long
career and for your ultimate sacrifice.
My heart goes out to all your loved
ones left behind with love from one
coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


October 31, 2004

I attended the academy with Trooper Jones in 1969 and served with him in Collier County Florida from 1970 through 1973 and we remained close friends until his tragic death in 1995. He was honorable, brave and intelligent. With his passing, the world suffered the loss of a true hero and faithful member of the blue line. He is sorely missed.

John G. Shirley (Trooper FHP 1969 - 1977)

Senior Special Agent John G. Shirley
United States Customs Service (retired)
May 21, 2004

Captain Jones, a good friend of mine who knew you well, told me of you. I honor you, your name, your memory, your 24 years of service, and mostly, I honor you for the ultimate sacrifice you made protecting the citizens of Florida and of our nation. We will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line. You rest easy and please watch over us from above. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Special Agent (Retired)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
May 21, 2004

Sorry about what happend to the family and co workers of Captain Saxton Randall Jones may his death may never be forgotten R.I.P.

Explorer Chris Linton
Forest Hill Police Department

 
 

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