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

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

texas police officer

Yipes! Sometimes I am moved to tears by these reports and sometimes
I just rage inside. It boggles my mind that there are such evil people
out there intending to do harm. I know justice is awaiting them and I
have pity on their souls. What good in their life are they trying to
defend? There are just too many questions when things like this happen.
My heart goes out to the surviving family and how difficult life just got
for them. But God has BIG shoulders and can handle our burdens when
we give them to Him. May He comfort everyone trying to make sense of
this brutal act. Wisdom is fearing God who has the power to destroy us!
It's only by His unfailing mercy that we can have the faith to be saved.
God bless us everyone!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

You will not be forgotten, rest easy brother -"Una Stamus"

E. Bruss - Police Officer
US Dept. Veterans Affairs Police

Every day of every year a blue light candle burns in my window to remember every officer that has died in the line of duty. Every year on May 15 our department remembers those who have died everywhere. There is never a day that goes by that I don't think of those who have given the utimate sacrifice.

Those of us in law enforcement are a family and each time we lose one of our own, we feel it in our hearts. We go on day to day to keep the public safe.
"It's not what you take, but what you leave behind when you go."

Thank you for being a dedicated public servant and putting yourself in harm's way for all of us.

Sgt. Mo Benson

Sgt. Maureen Benson
Davis County Sheriff's Department, Utah

This is such a tragic loss. May God give you the courage and strength to get through this. God Bless You.

Becky Jacks
Mother of Officer Julie Jacks EOW 5/6/2002

How can anyone say a traffic stop is ever routine. I am truly sorry that there are people who would take a life rather than take responsibility for their own lives. Blessings to your family as they grow stronger with each passing day.

Family of an officer
Zanesville OH

Sorry my Bro, you will be missed.




Rest in peace.. my brother. your family and co-workers are in my prayers.

Ofc. D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

MPDC is sadden by your loss and wishes the family well.

Sgt. R.B. Chambers, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department

Thank you for serving us so well, Deputy Jones. I have came close to being stuck in the middle of the pursuit of a drunk driver on two occasions, so I am grateful that officers like him are proudly serving as our only protection from these predators. God bless his family and friends, I sincerely hope you are doing well. He is a hero that many would wish to be like, and he fought the good fight. I hope to make a difference in this world, like he did.

Baltimore County Police Explorer

My sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officer of Deputy Jones.

While I did not have had the privilege to have met him, I am sure that he has earned his seat in heaven. Rest well fellow officer and those of us remaining will cover your post on the blue line.

Sergeant Ryan McNeil
New Chicago, Indiana Police Department

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Deputy Jones for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


Thank you for your dedication. We will all miss you. God Bless you and your families, both civilian and work.

Officer Rickard
St. Louis County Police Department

Here again another day, month, year and another brother was taken. To the wife and children of Deputy David Jones, our prayers are with you. To his police family our prayers are with you also. Our department was touched with this heavy burden on 04.24.02 with our precious Captain, (gun fire also). I know what Scott would be saying to David, "Welcome home, brother, lets go do something great today for our family and friends left on earth". Its always the best who are taken, and they have such a short time on earth. Our hearts to you.

Never forgotten.

Knoxville Police Department, TN

My prayer and thoughts go out to the family friends and co- workers of Deupty David Jones. Its amazing what these men will do to protect us. Because of men like david i feel safer when i sleep at night, Rest in peace and god bless

Daughter of Deupty Dennis McElderry
Bloomfield Ia

Take comfort in knowing we all are one family.
Our department, and its' members, are there for you at all times.

Gresham Police Benevolent Group

You now walk the streets of Heaven with St. Michael. May God comfort you family,friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace.

Sgt Kevin McGowan
Charleston Police Department (SC)

God Bless you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department

Our hearts go out to the family of Deputy David Jones. I truly believe that Deputy Jones will be on "angel patrol" and will continue to watch over his family and fellow deputies from above.

God Bless his family in their time of need. Let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Sincerely, Jerry Womack
Cedar City Police Department

Detective Jerry Womack
Cedar City Police Department

I attended the burial for Deputy Jones and was moved by the level of support for his family shown by law enforcement agencies throughout
the state. Deputy Jones was a common man showing uncommon valor. He is the type of officer who goes up the stairs to help while everyone
else is going down to safety.

Deputy Dennis Chapman
Utah County Sheriff

I wish to thank all of you for allowing me to see your comments, to have memories I can call up from time to time of David. I am also so very thankful for contributions made to Carolyn, his wife. I have been so very concerned about her welfare and thier children's welfare. The contributions are a very big help and a relief to me since I am on layoff and not quite able to do my duty right now.

I am reading each and every word you have all written. My little Brother was supposed to follow in my footsteps, but I have no idea how I will ever live up to his example. I will just have to give it one big try and hope he reaches back and gives me a kick in the pants each time I think of giving up.

I would like to start getting these men who are so willing to protect our welfare more protective equipment. Since I have never been really involved with law enforcement, I could use some guidance and would appreciate help in this regard. I have helped with grants, managed fund raising events etc. so if you will reply to these pages, I will do my best to follow up.
Also, if any of you officers can think of other ways I can help, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you again, for all your caring.

Paula Lindsay

Paula Lindsay, Oldest Sister

To Deputy Jones, they say it was a routine traffic stop but we all know that there is nothing routine about this job. Routine is when you work at a factory from 7 to 3 and know you're going home every day. You didn't go home at the end of your shift because of another human being that didn't care about himself or you, and that's what we have to deal with every day.

Thank you for your years of service and I know you're in a better place now. May God bless you and your family.

Patrol Officer Andre Wassouf
Portsmouth NH Police Department

For those who didn't know Deputy David Jones...
He was a genuinely honest, sincere man! He loved his family and the beauty of our location. We will sincerely miss him here in Escalante.
Appreciation to all those wonderful officers who came the long way out here to attend the funeral. The town has never seen such a memorial service! It was very gratifying to have all those police motorcycles & cars. I think for the time officers may have out numbered residents. Thanks from the family and the town. God Bless you in your endevours..

Pat Murphy
Neighbor and City Resident

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