Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Charles Jones

Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Charles Jones

Yesterday, I visited your name on the wall. It's been 13 years since I left a reflection for you and your family. You are not forgotten. I am gaining a deeper understanding of those who are missing you today.

While, I cannot fully comprehend their loss, I know that it is incomprehensible. As I paged through the reflections, I have a better understanding of how well we show for up for our heroes in the beginning, but we could do much better in the long run.

J. Gabriel Bier

May 17, 2024

Deputy Jones, I had the sad honor at sitting next your wife tonight at a ceremony. Even after 21 years, you have not been forgotten.

Senior Officer Sean Jobes
Woods Cross

February 17, 2024

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 27, 2022

David was my friend. He was one of the best cops I knew in my career. Rest in peace Dave.

Agent Kyle Andersen

January 27, 2021

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 28, 2018

Remembering that day today. Deepest condolances.
Rangers Range

Steve Mazur, NPS Ranger Pilot

July 9, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 26, 2013

A true Hero you were Sir. Thank you for your service and RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heat's embrace today.

Carolyn, thanks for your illuminating post about the day to day life of survivors and we are grateful for your work in Utah
Unless you have lived the experience, it is hard to fully comprehend just how much life unravels for survivors.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 26, 2012

In taking a moment to remember those who came before me, I must state that my decision to become a Deputy Sheriff was in part because of men like Dave.

All gave some, some gave all.

Criminalist Gabriel B. (fmr)
Utah Dept. of Public Safety (fmr)

May 13, 2011

Deputy Jones, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 26, 2010

Dave, thinking about you today as we mourn another officer killed. Carolyne, I hope your family is doing well. Prayers and thougths are with you!

Agent Kyle Andersen
Friend and old Co-worker

January 11, 2010

Dave, was thinking about you today. Thank you for your sacrifice. Carolyn, you are an amazing woman, my families prayers are with you.

Agent Kyle Andersen
Adult Probation and Parole

June 8, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 23, 2009

Sometimes I wonder why I come here night after night and read these sad, sad stories. I can't understand why anyone would choose to serve in law enforcement and yet, at the same time, shudder to think what it would be like if no one volunteered to do it. I am not naive enough to think all law enforcement personnel have integrity, but the majority of the ones I've read
about here have my admiration. I just can't imagine the courage it takes to put your life on the line each and every day you serve. And thank you just doesn't seem to cut it.
Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 25, 2009

RIP.Your memory lives on and will not be forgotten.


November 12, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Carolyn, I was thinking about you and the kids, and of course Dave today.

Agent Kyle Andersen UDC/AP&P
friend, worked at same agency for a while

March 21, 2008

To The Family of Deputy Jones,
I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you this day as you remember this hard day that Dave gave the ultimate sacrifice. I hope that you are blessed and comforted by our Heavenly Father each day.

Holley Orr
Wife Of Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

January 26, 2008



January 22, 2008

David Jones was my Uncle and he and his wife had done so much for me. They let me live with them for a while while he was stationed in the military in Fort Rucker, AL. He was truly dedicated to his career, religion and most importantly to his family. I am proud of all that he accomplished in this life and am sad that he left it so quickly and abruptly. He was a very honorable man and I miss him and his friendliness. I pray that his family will be taken care of every day.

Valerie Cruzado

August 16, 2007

Mrs Jones, I can do nothing for you but keep you in my prayers and that I do willingly.G-d Bless.

March 26, 2007

Just an up date about the family of Deputy David Jones, Hi I’m Carolyn, David’s’ wife. We as a family have gone through our hurdles of life these past 4 years. I moved our family back up to the Salt Lake County area, where there is family from both of us. Our little family has grown I now have two wonderful Daughter-in-laws along with 2 beautiful grandchildren presently. My first granddaughter Keltzy is almost 2 years old and David Andrew has just turned 1 year. Dave’s Father passed away in Aug, 2003 just 6 months after Dave, His Step father then passed away the next May 2004, my brother Paul passed away Dec 2005 His sister Carol passed away in Jan. 2006. Eight days after my brother and Dave’s; mother passed away July 2006. As I keep telling myself when it rains it pours I hope it stops raining soon. In all of this, I have just finished my second Associate degree Dec. 2006. This one is Electronic Technology and looking for a carrier to care for my growing family. I have kept very busy, buying a home that needed TLC and lots of construction work to make it a home.
My most important thing I have done it to re-start the UTAH COPS (concerns of police survivors) This is a chapter for Utah that‘s a part of National COPS. I wanted to give back and to help other spouses that ended up my way. I wanted other spouses to realize that when they are left to pick up the pieces after a tragedy of losing their spouse in the line of duty death that they themselves are not forgotten by all who are around them. It hard work and a thankless job but someone needs to be there looking out for the families of fallen officers, to let them know they are not alone, someone else has gone through “Hell and back “, yet they are still alive and kicking.
I still get angry with all that goes on, and how forgotten we few (survivors of fallen officers) they make such an event of the funeral and importance of not forgetting, (I will aways be over whelmed at any of the wonderful events that took place during the first few days of Dave death, it is important was needed) yet us who are left are forgotten, ignore, and left to hold everything together year after year. We are given life insurance money and pensions BUT the daily needs of our families are forgotten! Friendships with former officers who are children know are fearful of our tears, yet our children miss seeing them. What better role model to follow than a friend in Blue that takes our children by their hands and is there to be with them when their father has paid the ultimate price. Our boys need a man in their lives to give then a person for a role model, I would think that this would be an honor to live up to. Then there is fixing the car, making the sprinkler work every year, and then the children having to try to explain away why their father is not here without making their heart ache. I listened to my daughter trying not to have to tell her friend that “My father is dead and then having to explain that he died doing his job that he loved“. Fathers and sons outing, how you try to explain that there father can’t go and that there is no one else is there to take them. Daddy-Daughter dates, Dads not there and grandpas are passed away also. Family marriages, Deaths and special events that only happen once in our life times.
Health insurance a big thing to have for everyone but yet Dave gave his life for this great state of Utah yet I can’t even afford health insurance when I was going to school, or now looking for a job so that I will be able to get health insurance, try living through all this and keep up on counseling to keep your head and your children’s together when you can afford to have insurance to Help pay for all of it. Something has to go and so the counseling, medications, doctor visits, dentist checkups and pray your children don’t get hurt and have to go to the emergency room. I hope that those who read this will go to their one states and ask “If we will always remember those who love our state give their lives and the families left in the wake of all this are left to fight, struggle and pray that all will finally make it right. Why can our great state or nation help take care of these special cases? We gave our all, our loving fathers and mothers for the state yet we who are left are always FOGOTTEN.

If you want to get a hold of me,look on the National Concerns of Police Survivors web page under the Chapter for Utah you will find all you need to know.

Carolyn Jones
Wife of Deputy Dave as he was known

March 21, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let that happen. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones and keep them safe, also those still out on patrol.

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

January 26, 2007

Deputy Jones worked very hard to get where he did, and died doing what he loved. He got to work and enjoy some prettiest country on earth thanks to a very supportive and loving family. It's been 4 years and it is still hard to believe that this happened to deputy jones and his family. I think of them often and hope and pray that they have been able to heal to the greatest extent possible from this great and tragic loss.

What an incredible family. Deputy Jones is greatly missed but will never be forgotten. He was so proud of his family, and I believe deputy Jones continues to watch over them. I have the utmost respect for deputy Jones and his family, and I hope they are all doing well.

friend, Larry Burnett

January 26, 2007

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