Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Tonya Doreen Gillikin

Enfield Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 15, 1999

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Reflections for Lieutenant Tonya Doreen Gillikin

Always in my thoughts! You are missed and loved beyond measures! Until we meet again my sweet friend continue to rest in peace! ❤️

Amanda Joyner

March 15, 2023

The night Tonya was killed is a night I will never forget. She and I backed each other up many times, though we did not work for the same agencies. Tonya was an awesome cop. Rest In Eternal Peace, babe. You are not forgotten. -707

Lt. J. Leary
Spring Hope Police Dept

July 17, 2022

I’m a few days late posting but it doesn’t mean I didn’t think about you! Continue to Rest In Peace my friend and watch over us!

Amanda Joyner

March 17, 2022

Rest in peace Lt. Gillikin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 15, 2022

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 15, 2020

To Lieutenant Gillikin, thank you for being a dedicated and professional officer to your community! You are greatly missed by your co-workers, friends, and most especially, your family! Rest Easy Hero! From Your Sister in Blue

Retired Deputy Sheriff
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

March 15, 2019

Lt. Gillikin,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Enfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 20th anniversary of your EOW.

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

March 15, 2019

Had you on my mind today dear friend. Wish there was a phone to heaven so we could talk. Miss you old friend

Amanda Joyner

August 22, 2018

Hey my friend! Thought about you yesterday but that’s nothing new I often think of you and all the laughs! Continue to watch down on us we sure do miss you!

Amanda Joyner

March 16, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my sister. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 15, 2018

Hey lady! Just wanted to stop by and show you some love! Miss you dearly but your memory is living on! You'd be so proud of the changes being made. Your smile is still so fresh on mind! Til we meet again!

Love always

Telecommunicater 2

March 29, 2017

Tonya above all was one of the finest officer's and people I ever had the privilege of serving with. Tonya was the type of officer who would kick butt with you or cover back as needed, she and I had some great times in trenches and jungles of Enfield NC. I think of you often my good friend and miss you!! You where honestly one in a million. I look forward to the day when I see you again. It is hard to believe you have been gone 17 years. Rest in Peace!!! you did your duty!!!


April 4, 2016

Well my sweet friend here I am again leaving you a message as I've done the last 16 years! I miss you down here! Continue to watch over your fellow brother and sisters in Law enforcement seems like we lose a officer every day now! Continue to fly high my friend!

Amanda Ward Joyner
Friend/911 telecommuncator

March 15, 2016

I did not know you, but I am certain I would have loved working with you. I was a rookie officer in 1994 when hired by the Enfield police department. I only stayed two years and left to go to Duke Public Safety in Durham NC.


Janice Marler

March 15, 2016

Today, I pause to give gratitude for the life of Lt. Tonya Gillken. Seventeen years ago today we were bonded by tragedy. From this experience I vowed to ensure all telecommunicators hired within our department were given proper training, resources, and understanding of officer safety and the primary role they have in this profession. To this day I have kept my promise to her and myself as I continue in this effort. As we move throughout this day, please keep in mind the risks that all law enforcement officers take everyday to keep us safe, and continue to pray for their safety as they continue to protect and serve. ‪#‎AllLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎iDispatch‬ ‪#‎SupportingMenAndWomenInLawEnforcement‬ ‪#‎OfficerSafety‬ ‪#‎911Matters

911 Director, Heather Joyner
Halifax County E-911 Central Communications

March 15, 2016

Thought about you today as I do often. You would not believe how things are getting now. Sure do miss you!

Amanda Joyner

June 21, 2015

It's been 16 years today since you were taken from us not a day goes by when your not on my mind and that I don't stop and think about you! We miss you down here! Continue to watch over us and our officers! Hugs!

Amanda Ward Joyner, TC
Halifax County / friend

March 15, 2015

My sweet friend, I went to the wall in Washington, DC and etched your name it gave me chills to be back there. I miss you my friend as the anniversary of your death approaches I can sit here and still laugh at the good memories of you and the stories!

Amanda Harrell Joyner, TC2
Halifax Co 911

January 27, 2015

I am back for my yearly visit! 15 years ago you were taken away from us. Not a day or minute goes by that I don't think of you and all you sacrificed for your community. RIP my dear angel. I miss you my sweet friend until we meet again

Amanda Joyner TC2

March 15, 2014

My sweet friend we talked about you today in class as we did a refresher course on officer safety Its hard to think about how we talked on the phone 4 hrs before you were taken away from us. I miss you more everyday. No one will ever amount up to the person you were, the caring and loving person for your citizens,dispatch,fellow officers, and friends! Miss you sweet friend! Until next time

Amanda Joyner TC2

December 18, 2013

Wow, I can not believe it has been 14 years since you got taken away from Enfield. Well I knew you well, you pulled me over one night and you let me go home, I know what you did was up to your judgement because I could have went to jail but you let me go home with my 3 children. I want to say that you were a great person not because of what you did for me but because you did stand for what was right and what was wrong, I never knew of any one who said anything bad about you, may you rest in peace Tonya, you were a great person.

associate in criminal Justice degree
Enfield Friend

July 17, 2013

You are not forgotten. I remember the night you left us. Your bravery lives on in your brothers and sisters manning the Thin Blue Line. Rest in Peace.

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

March 15, 2013

Its been 14 years today and not one day goes by when I don't think of you. As the exact time rolls around and I hear your partner that night yell officer down and knowing that you were working my heart stops. You have left us here on earth but I know you are walking that beat in heaven! RIP my dear Tonya until we meet again!

TC Amanda Joyner
Halifax County NC and a friend

March 15, 2013

Here I am again Tonya its not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think of you and miss you! I wish you were still here with us, you are missed by many many people! I can hear you stopping the vehicle and then I hear the screams of your partner that night I relive it every year! I know what you are saying its time to let it rest but we had a wonderful person taken away from us and I miss you soo much! I will be back on the 15th to write you again. It helps me to show my love to you and so you know you are NEVER forgotten.

TC Amanda Harrell Ward Joyner
Halifax County also a friend

March 14, 2013

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