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

Thank you for your service and dedication. You are a true hero that will never be forgotten. I will keep your family in my thoughts as they go through this terrible day. Stay strong and take each day one at a time.

Tracie
Friend of Officer Nick Sloan EOW 1/30/04

January 26, 2006

3 yrs. ago today. I pray that God continue to watch over Dep. Jones' family and help and give them strength with coping with their loss of dad & husband. Never to be forgotten for his duty and courage.

Retired PO
City of Miami PD (Fla)

January 26, 2006

Today I came across your memorial. Thank you for you dedication and service. Please watch over us down here as we continue to hold that thin blue line. Although I have never met you, the pain of losing an officer hurts all the same. I honor and respect you. Rest in peace.

-Sister Officer

Officer
Bay City Police - Michigan

January 16, 2006

To the family of Officer Jones, may you remember the good times and feel better knowing that Officer Jones was doing what he wanted to do. He made a difference in the lives of many people and his memory will go forever because of it. To protect and serve. You worked hard and did well Officer Jones. Now enjoy your rest in heaven as you watch over us.

Sgt Jon Henderson
USMC Military Police

January 26, 2005

Give eternal rest to them, O Lord,
Whose souls have taken flight.
And lead them to a better world
Where there is peace and light.
Grant them eternal freedom
From conflict, war, and care,
And fulfill for them Thy prophecy,
There shall be no night there.

Pray for us from above. We love you, son, and will meet someday.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 23, 2004

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Anonymous

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

August 29, 2004

You are a true hero and you will never be forgotten by your entire police family. God bless you and your family.

DE
St. Louis City

August 17, 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.

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

April 4, 2004

It was with sadness that I have learned about the death of my friend, Officer Jones. He and I attended High School and Church together. We lost contact with each other for many years and then I discover the day after his funeral that my friend was the David Jones who had been killed. I had tried for about 10 years to find him after returning home and now...
To his family-- Even tho I never met his wife or children your loss is in my heart. He was and is a good person.
Thanks to another peace officer who has provided me with the link to reach this site I am now able to share in Dave's accomplishments and leave a short message.

Joe Owens-- High School Friend

December 18, 2003

from the mouth of a non police officer i respect any and all officers for upholding the law and keeping the streets safe. i am in the process of becoming an officer and i would like to send my deepest sympothies to all friends and family to stay strong and know that he was doing what he loved to do. protect and serve.

no agency
none

December 13, 2003

To the Family and friends and co workers of Deputy Jones please accept my sincere condolences.
All the best and our prayers are with you.

Cameron
Chubb Security, National Museum of Australia, Canberra Australia

December 7, 2003

Dave was in my Army Reseve unit in Pleasant Grove, I only heard he was killed when I returned form the Sergeants Major Academy in Texas this June. It is a great tragedy and loss for the Garfiled Sheriff's Dept and the US Army Reserve. Dave was always happy and a hard worker. He always had a smile on his face no matter what he was doing. He will be sorely missed.

Deputy David Vincent
Carbon County Sheriff

November 14, 2003

The fact that such ammunition is manufactured by Americans and used by Americans to kill American cops is truly sick and this nation should weep for its pitiable self. Rest in Peace.

October 12, 2003

Deputy Jones, and family I am so sorry for your lose.Deputy Jones I did not know you but I read your story,and had to leave a reply.I hope the men that did this pay with their lifes like the way you did but You died a HERO.If I need you may God send you with his speed.

Patrolman
Alabama

September 20, 2003

Dave was my friend, he and I hit it off the first time we met like we were old friends. He had that way about him. We worked together as Transit officers before going our separate ways. We talked often about our new jobs and about the beauty of the Escalante area and the good people there. Dave did the job he loved with integrity and pride, he called me up to tell me about his first felony arrest like a kid with a new bike! Dave, you are missed by all who knew you. Caroline, please know that you and your children were the most important part of Daves' life. May God bless and comfort all of you.
Mike Terrell - UDOC-AP&P

Mike Terrell - Officer
UDOC - Adult Probation & Parole

September 20, 2003

You always had a smile,
Doing a job full of fear.
You obviously went the extra mile.
You worked hard while you were here.
You always tried to make others happy, it seemed.
You showed love to all your peers.
You were truly part of this team.
While the thanks sometimes lacked,
Through the harsh words and insults,
You never turned your back.
Though all the good you were doing,
God didn’t want you here.
If you wait we will be coming,
But until then, please take care.



I am sorry for your loss, may god bless!

LONDON-FUTURE IRON COUNTY SHERRIFF
IRON COUNTY-UTAH

This is in response to Dave's Oldest Sister Paula. I try not to let the ruling on Mr. Barnes' case upset me too much. I know Dave wouldn't want me to. Yet I think the law in Utah should be the same as in California. If you assault a cop, 1-15 years in jail, hurt a cop 15-life in jail. Most of the time the suspect gets out anyhow. For someone to kill a cop, is usually punished by the death penalty. I pray that one day our LEO's will receive the pay, protection and respect they deserve.

Kirsten

My prayers are with his wife and children, for they lost a husband and father. The department lost an officer who died doing what he wanted to do. For it is a sad day for all law enforcement officers when a fellow officer is lost. God Bless.

Anonymous

Condolences to the family of Deputy Jones. He definietley made the ultimate sacrifice! May he assist the other Saints in watching over us. You will always be remembered by us...your brothers.

Deputy Bob Weeks
Juab Sheriffs Office

This Last Wednesday, June 18, 2003, the killer plead guilty to aggravated murder and accepted a sentence to life without possibility of parole. The man who participated in his escape still has a trial to go through.


Once again, I wish to thank all of you for your thoughts concerning my brother's murder. I have learned a great deal.

My feelings range from:

"It is done."

to: "Wait a minute! My brother has been murdered and the man who did it is getting free room and board for the rest of his life and we are spending money on him that could be used to provide pay for more officers, better protection for those officers, or food for the unemployed or children doing without?"

to: "That poor family, how much they must hurt to know their family member killed someone."

to: Oh, David, how I wish I could talk to you, right now."

to: Please, Father In Heaven help me, not to cry too much, help me to make something, no matter how small, good out of this.

To those of you who have written in: You have helped to ground me, and I thank you sincerely.

Paula Lindsay

To the Jones family,

My heart and prayers are with you always. I regret being able to have been there for you in your time need.

Love,

Christopher Anglesey SGT. U.S. Army

Sergeant Christopher Anglesey
U.S. Army Former Classmate and Good Friend

If all the world was ours to give
We would give it, yes and more
see you coming up the steps
And walking thru the door
To hear your voice, to see your smile
To sit and talk with you awhile
To be with you in the same old way
That would be our fondest day
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two smiling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

SLCC 041 Graduate

We are truly saddened at your loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
The young ones now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

I knew Dave and worked with him at the Transit Police before he went to Escalante. When he got the job down there, he looked as happy as I imagine he was at the birth of his children. Dave's loss is a genuine loss for all of Law Enforcement. To quote another friend of mine in a eulogy for another officer, Dave was "what was right and good with Law Enforcement." As has been said, he did not hold malice for any one and was one of the few people in this line of work who was in it JUST to help people. The people of Escalante lost a very real protector when dave died.
God bless you Dave, and to Caroline, please know that your husband touched and blessed many people's lives.

Agent Kyle Andersen
Utah Department of Corrections Adult Probation and Parole Division

Rest in peace brother. We will take the watch from here. Watch over us as we continue the fight.
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