Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper II Jessica Jean Cheney

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1998

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Reflections for Trooper II Jessica Jean Cheney

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 17, 2019

As I drove past your memorial bridge I instantly googled your name to find out Why you were taken from us so early in life. You gave the ultimate sacrifice Trooper and I thank you for paving the way for other females in Law enforcement. Thank you for your service and dedication. May you Rest In Peace we have the watch from here. Peace to your family and friends.

Trooper Brianne Lesperance
New York State Police

July 21, 2018

I noted your name today as I drove past the sign marking your memorial. I'm sorry you didn't get to serve longer and enjoy a long career, family, and retirement. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you and your family.

Jeff Kerschner
Roanoke City Police, retired

July 17, 2018

My husband and I passed your memorial bridge during a trip. We just wanted to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. "In valor there is hope". We have the watch from here sister.

Ofc. D. Hart and Ofc. J. Hart

April 15, 2018

Rode past a bridge named after you, didn't know who you where so I googled your name.Way to young. I'm sure you would have accomplished so much.Thank you for your service and I know your helping to guard the gates in heaven ma am.

Homer Lester Hunt
Ironworker local 16

March 5, 2018

Thinking about you Jesse. Its been 20 years since we lost you and you are still a positive influence in my life.

Curtis Doss

Deputy C. Doss

January 15, 2018

Thinking about you Jesse. Its been 20 years since we lost you and you are still a positive influence in my life.

Curtis Doss

Deputy C. Doss

January 15, 2018

I miss your smile and your unrelenting Spirit of Service. Thanks for being a part of my life!

Chaplain Joel Meredith
Co. 4, SVFD

October 17, 2017

I drove by your memorial sign along Rt.1, and realized you were taken from us 19 years ago today. I still remember that night, and the phone call telling me I lost a friend. I miss that smile, and all the laughs we shared. Rest In Peace, I Miss You.

Craig Cain

January 17, 2017

J-bird, you were on my heart and mind last night. I remember all the good times we had growing up, Lord knows how much I miss you! I had in-service today and stopped by to look for your graduation picture to say hello and wish you well., . My regards to Sue Romaine, and your daddy. Rest well, you have earned your place in Heaven!!! With a heavy heart, the world is a lesser place with you not in it. Thanks Sue for all of your help.....


Sgt. M.T. Custalow

December 6, 2016


I was there that night, you relieved me. I was the last to speak to you, we joked about how you were too nice to be a cop. I still think of you often. It should have been me.

Curtis Doss
Former Stafford County SO

November 29, 2016


You were are a great midnight shift partner. I still remember the last night we worked together and laughing about dispatch calling out multiple Sasquatch sightings in Stafford county that night. I know you have been gone a long time, but for me the memories seem so fresh. I stopped in front of your name at the memorial in DC last night. I regret I was not with you that foggy morning. I wish I knew that 24 hours before you fell would be the last time we would see each other, maybe I would have said something more profound to you. I will never forget your beaming smile which always cut through the dark nights we worked together. Thank you. I miss you.

FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan
shift partner

March 18, 2016

I was friends with Jessica. I was a Paramedic along I-95 in Spotsylvania Co. in the 90s. She often stopped into our station house to take a break from the road. She was always very kind, considerate and professional in every way. I still miss and think of her. May God save and keep her close to Him forever.

The Original Unit207 SCFR&ES

November 23, 2015


The last time I left a message for you here was back in 2012, some things have changed since then. I can't help but reflect on receiving your spirit award during the Junior Law Cadets ceremony in 2007. That day your mother wrote to you on here "I hope he returns to the road." I just wanted to let you know that I did just that. I started with the 120th Basic Session on June 24th 2013 and graduated December 20th 2013. Ever since I was was issued my blue and gray, the lapel pin that I received with your award with your badge number on it has been pinned to the sun visor over my seat in my police car and from now until I retire that's where it will be no matter how many different vehicles I have. Although I never knew or met you it's an honor for me to carry on the spirit of your service and sacrifice to this great Commonwealth. Take care of all our brothers and sisters in blue in heaven for here on earth you're never forgotten.

Trooper Ezell

September 11, 2015

Jess, its been a long time. I don't know what made me think of you today but here I am. I travel the 95 corridor a lot and each time I pass under "your" bridge I remember the good times we all had together at the park. I am honored to be able to call you a friend and I miss having you here. Love to your family and you won't be forgotten, ever!


May 29, 2015

Saw her name on her bridge memorial. Wondered who she was. So very sad. She must have been a wonderful women. My best to her family.

Lynn M. Anderson, private citizen

April 8, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten. Jessica, although I never had the honor of meeting you, your parents and sister have become part of my family and I feel I know you through them. I know your smiling down on them and proud of all they have done in your honor and memory. Continue to keep a close watch on them.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

January 17, 2015

Trooper Jessica J Cheney - Now15 years since your EOW I remember like yesterday the day I met you when your were still in High School..I followed you through the eyes of your mother and father that I worked with. I remember talking with you just a few days after you entered the academy. You set your sights on becoming A Virginia State Trooper. You DID it..
May your memory shine bright for those who loved you. My prayers to your family.. Mom, Dad and Sister who have and are still serving.

Radio Tech Supervisor (Retired)
Virginia State Police

January 4, 2015

I had the opportunity to meet your parents this past weekend at the COPS Parent Retreat. Both are wonderful people and it is unfortunate that we have to meet this way. I heard allot about you from them and they are very proud of your law enforcement career. I know they will keep your memory alive and will cherish all of their special memories of you that they carry with them in their broken hearts. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten. You take care Blue Angel and know that you could have worked for me any time as I know you could do the job with honor and respect and be an asset to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 30, 2013

J.J. Cheney was an angel in our hour of need. Eternally remembered.

I came to know of Jessica under adverse circumstances. My daughters and I were sitting at a stop light on 610 and Eustace Rd. when a SUV-distracted, speeding, recklessly slammed into us pushing us through the intersection blowing out the back windows and crunching up-totaling our vehicle, threw us around in our car like rag dolls. Leaving me with a concussion and now what I know is permanent damage as arthritis has set in my injuries.

She spent hours with us, like a kind and comforting angel. She offered words of comfort and offered strength to us in our hour of shock and pain.

She waited for the EMT's and came to the hospital and sat by my bedside, discussing various things.

I was deeply saddened when I learned of her passing due to the unsafe conditions on the road. Also the laws about contributory negligence in Virgina had me frustrated. I called and suggested troopers have the bright reflective vests when out handling traffic back then.

Years later I feel my daughter who passed in a similar fashion in 2010 at age of 22 is with her now.

Both ended their lives too soon due to fog-and a driver's unforeseeable accident. She was priceless treasure a real asset to the force, in her short life here.

Now she in in that force in the sky directing the ways and maintaining order for the benefit of all.

B.V. (Jones),; B.S.
Accident Victim-patron-citizen

June 2, 2013

I remember the day that Trooper Cheney was killed, as it was on my birthday. She was a friend of a fellow Officer of mine and the news hit her very hard. The thin blue line is guarded by brave Men and Women 24 hours of every day...and shall be until the end of time. Stay in the fight my brothers/sisters in Blue. You will not be forgotten Trooper Jessica Cheney.

Master Patrol Officer Mark Treu
DC Metropolitan Police

March 9, 2013

I never had the honor of metting Trooper Cheney but I have had the pleasure of calling her sister, Romaine, my friend for the last 14 years. I met Romaine shortly after Jessica passed. I remember hearing about Jessica and being so impressed that a female had made it through the tough trooper academy and was a success in her profession. Her friends and family could not be more proud of her! They remain so proud of her and stay vigilant in keeping her memory alive. I hope as a female police Sergeant I can make her proud and help her family in keeping her legacy alive! Jessica, you will never be forgotten, RIP sister....

Sergeant Amy Stukey
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

January 17, 2013

Trooper Jessica Cheney, on the 15th Anniversary of your tragic death. Your brave dedicated service to the Va State Police will never be forgotten. From the stories I read about yourself, you made an impact on everyone. Im sure your making your rounds up in the heavens, still doing what you loved . Trooper Cheney, keep a closeful watch on all members of Law Enforcement. Rest Easy Blue Angel. And God Bless The Cheney Family.


January 17, 2013

Much loved, never ever forgotten....

Cook County IL Sheriff's

September 1, 2012


Although you never knew me I had the opputunity to meet your mother on June 22nd 2007. I participated in the Virginia State Police Junior Law Cadets. At the very end of the ceremony when my name was called to receive your award I felt very honored to receive something in your honor for the sacrafice you made to this great Commonwealth. Not many days go by that I don't look at that plaque hanging on my wall or pin my minature lapel badge with your badge number inscribed across it on my dress coat. I just wanted to thank you for your service to the Commonwealth and I hope to join the ranks one day soon. Continue to watch over us brothers and sisters of the badge.

Deputy Matthew Ezell
2007 Recipient of the Jessica Jean Cheney award

April 11, 2012

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