Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Dean Jones

Pender County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Dean Jones

Miss you Love You

Trooper Nazareth Hankins
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

December 10, 2017

I REMEMBER THAT DREADFUL NIGHT. JEFF PASSED MY RESIDENCE AT THE TIME WHEN HE WAS EN ROUTE TO THE CALL. I WAS OFF DUTY AND TURNED ON MY RADIO TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON. MOMENTS LATER I HEARD THE DREADFUL CALL FOR HELP. SONYA (MY NOW WIFE) AND I RESPONDED TO THE SCENE TO ASSIST AND COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT WE SAW. NOT TO RECALL THAT DREADFUL NIGHT AND THE TERRIBLE AFTER MATH, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU AND EVERYONE KNOW THAT JEFF IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND MIND FOREVER. THAT NIGHT HAS AFFECTED ME IN HOW I SEE LIFE AND MY JOB. I MISS YOU BROTHER!!!!

LT. RANDY KING
PENDER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

November 23, 2016

Jeff,
We miss you and you will never be forgotten. You are one of the best deputies that I have known. and I will not forget you ever. I know that you were riding with me on the day that I wrecked my patrol car. I could feel your presence there with me on that day in 2005.

Lt.
PCSO

October 10, 2012

Jeff,
Miss hearing "alligator"(his version of a slur word when pushed beyond what would have already made me or you mad ) coming down the hallway. Every time I see your picture in the hallway , I think of the last conversation we had the night you passed away. I miss you buddy. I know you and your Dad are having a grand time . Miss you and promise to check on your Mom soon. God has received an angle from the earth.

Sgt.

July 24, 2012

I still think of you often brother. I'm glad I met you and got the opportunity to work with you. You are not forgotten.

Sgt
Pender Co. Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

RIP 6 years gone but never forgotten

Godspeed

wife of LEO

November 23, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 23, 2008

Sheila and I visited the NLEOM in Washington, DC recently ... we viewed your name on the wall ... I still have a Jeff Jones for Sheriff pen that I carry in my truck in honor of your memory ... you are not forgotten ... thank you for your friendship and service ...

Sgt. Warren Kennedy
Wilmington (NC) Police

May 8, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

"IT IS NOT HOW HE DIED, BUT HOW HE LIVED, THAT MAKES HIM A HERO" Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

November 23, 2007

On this 5th anniversary of your death, we remember you as a true hero. We pray for your family and friends.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 23, 2007

Jeff and I were classmates during BLET at the Hampstead campus of Cape Fear Community College under Chief Simpson. Jeff always had the positive attitude and was by far the friendliest in our academy. I remember when I first found out about Jeff's accident. My Captain was conducting roll call and informed us of what had happened. My heart sank, one of my friends was gone."Jeff,I didn't get to attend your funeral because of the delay in notice, I am sorry friend." I think of you often and the times at the academy. You are missed. ,Dennis.

MASTER OFFICER DM FRISBEE
RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND BLET CLASSMATE

November 15, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

November 9, 2006

We met at age 3, and completed school 1st through 12 together. Shared lots of laughs and lots of good times. Always checking on me and stopping by my office and home to make sure all was well. This man I can say was one of my best friends in life. I miss him like a brother and can not help but think of him often. Pender County is at a great loss without you.

Penny Rooks Brown
Pender Health Dept. & Life Long Friend

August 23, 2006

You were highlighted on the website
today. Time has not diminished
your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 15, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 23, 2004

In loving memory of D.S. Jones on the 2nd anniversary of your Home-going: According to these reflections, you knew Jesus personally and that blesses me greatly as I know I will meet you face to face one day and be able to thank you for your sacrifice. There is none greater than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but by the sacrifice He made on the cross for our sins. AMEN! Thank you for your fine example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will turn to
your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride and respect and love for the man you became. You were a wonderful testimony to the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. I wish I could erase your pain, but it is God-size and He's the only One up to the task. With love
from one coast of America to the other,

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

November 23, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

May God bless your family during this traggic time. Jeff, your biggest reward is in Heaven, no more worries of crime and dispute. God rewards peace officers, and now it's your time to be rewarded for doing such a good job here on earth.

Ofc. A.R Locklear
NCSHP/MCE

March 23, 2004

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us."
- Jean Paul Richter

Hi Jeff ...
You're not forgotten ...
November 23, 2003

Anonymous

November 24, 2003

He was the first to check on and the last to check off, and he had a big grin on his face the whole shift. Jeff always, without exception, was a friend of man. He never cared for money, glory, or fame; all he wanted was to help others any way he could. No memorial assembled with the weak words of mortals could ever pay him tribute, I only hope that others who read this will pass on his memory by befriending someone in need. He has mounted with the wings of eagles and touched the face of GOD

Deputy
Pender County Sheriff Department

We miss you, rooster.

Deputy
Pender County Sheriff Department

I originally met Jeff at church where he served as a Deacon. He shared with me his desire to get into Law Enforcement. I encouraged him to pursue it if he felt that's where the Lord would have him. I then taught Jeff in 'rookie' school and watched him gain employment with the Pender County Sheriff Office. Even with changes in church membership, Jeff and I kept in touch; even stopping along the roadside to discuss law enforcement. Jeff informed me in early 2000 that he may run for Sheriff of Pender County; again, I encouraged him to pursue it if he felt that's where the Lord would have him. Although he lost in the Primary, Jeff was not discouraged. He was proud of his Department and enjoyed serving the citizens of Pender County. I received a call at approximately 0130 hours, a few hours after the accident, informing me that Jeff had been killed. My first response was 'he's in Heaven'. Jeff is missed by his family and friends; however, Heaven is Sweeter with him there. May God Bless.

Sgt. Warren Kennedy
Wilmington (NC) Police Department

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