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 Now my Brother, for you have given the ultimate sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers are here.


Ofc. Chris Grant
Vanderbilt University Police Department

Our thoughts are with the family and co-workers of Deputy David Jones. No matter where an officer works, when one falls it is felt by all, world wide. We feel your sorrow.

RCMP Selkirk Traffic Services, Mb

Dear Deputy Jones - you are a hero in our hearts - you'll always be our brother. You gave your life and now all of your brothers and sisters will continue the fight against evil. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Garfield County Sheriffs Office and to your family. Your wife and children will remember you as a hero and so will we! We love you and god speed brother.........

Chief Steve Guibord, Naples Police Department
Inv. Jackie Guibord, Ret. - Provo Police Department SISB

Chief Steen C. Guibord
Naples Police, Utah

My sympathy to Deputy Jones' family and workmates.

Senior Sergeant Pieter Strik
New South Wales Police - Australia

Officer Jones could have incapacitated the subject the instant he saw the rifle pointing at him and endangering his life. Instead, out of the kindness of Jones' heart, he gave the subject a chance to back down from the situation. Unfortunately, the subject was one of those who has no respect for his fellow citizens, and Jones paid with life.

God bless. Rest in peace.

Police Recruit Randy Law
Sacramento PD

Deputy David Jones
You Have done well my friend and now you trade your cruser for a Horse of white to patrol Gods high country. May the cool winds of winter blow your familys pain away and the coming spring warm there hearts of good times you shared with family and friends.
Keep watch on you brothers in the Sheriff's Office and help lift there pain in this time of trial.
Now Saddle up and Ride like the wind my Friend to a better place and time.
We will meet some day, til then Happy Trails my Friend.

Corporal John Martineau
Iron County Sheriff's Department

I sat next to Dave for 8 months. He was my partner in the academy. I enjoyed going to lunch and dinner with him. He and I had similar interests....both Army and Army reserve. He and I had a converstaion about officer safety one time. I was telling him that there are people that want to kill officers, and if they have an oz. of brain they can pull it off. Dave stated that he believed that, but he was always going to keep his gaurd up. Dave was sure that nothing could get by him. And I beilieved this. Dave was always early for class, and almost always stayed late to talk to instructers, or class mates. I had the privilidge of going to dinner with his beautiful family on more than one occassion.

Dave had this personallity, that if you sat next to him, you would be a better officer. he absolutely was disgusted of those who showed up, and had their mind on something other than learning how to be a cop. I respect that. As I sit hear looking at the class pictue of our graduating class, I NEVER would have thought that Jonsey (that is what he called Dave). I would have thought that Jonesy would make Sheriff down there. given the time, I am sure he would have got close.

We never got together as promised to go fishing, or camping as we both prommissed. When I told him I got hired by West Jordan, you would have thought that he won the lottery! Jonesy had so much love in his heart it used out of every orface of his body. But get on his bad side, and you would never know it. He was a good cop, I know it never even working with him regular duty. But I know for a fact that he was a GREAT MAN! Jonesy would drop everything in the world that he was doing to help you out in a tight spot.
I will never forget you Jonsey, and will be saddened for life that you never got to take me fishin in "your neck of the woods" God Speed, and god bless you and yours. Cassie remembers goind out to dinner one night, and is heartbroken. She can't understand how such a wonderful person with such a great family can just get struck down. Later she said that Jonesy had accomplished all that one man could, and it was time to meet his maker..... I agree, but I still want my fishin' trip......I love you bro! Buddy

Officer Linza
West Jodan PD

Although I am not yet a police officer, I hold the highest respect possible for Deputy Jones, his family that supported him, and all men and women that put on the badge to begin their work day.

Thank you for your service and dedication Deputy Jones, an entire nation of law enforcement officers mournes your loss.

Travis Eyestone- Security Officer
Mercy Hospital Security

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Jones' family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that David is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) David was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar
Dennis McElderry's fiancee (EOW 01/03/03)

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Deputy Jones. Everyday that a Brother or Sister Officer gives his or her life to protect and serve his community really breaks my heart. Specially because of the pain it leaves the family and children, along with his fellow brothers and sisters who suffer the pain also. My prayers are with all the family, and his children. God Bless you all.

Patrolman Darrell Jones
Lexington Police Lexington,KY

I was a class mate of David.

David was one of two classmates that helped me make it through the Academy. He was well liked by everyone, especially myself. David was a man who would give his shirt of his back for you.

My prayer and thoughts truly go out to his Family. May God be with them through this rough time.

God bless you David

And to all Law Enforcement out there, please be safe.

Tony Degn

Former Police Officer And Class Mate

To Deputy Jones family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86




Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Jones.
May you be comforted in your time of trial.

Utah State University PD

God bless Deputy Jones and his family. He is a hero in my eyes.

To Deputy Jones family and co-workers. I am sorry for the loss of another Officer. No words that I write will comfort you in his loss. Yo will only find peace within yourself knowing that he is in a better place and surronded by friends and loved ones. God bless and for for his co-workers be safe. He wants to see all o you again but in due time.

Officer Spencer Salyers #58
Whitehall Police Departmet

To the family, friends, and co-workers may God be with you.

Sgt. Eric Walker
Oakland City Police (IN)

It is so sad that it takes an officer's death for the public to recognize what police officers all over the world do for us every day. I thank you Deputy Jones for your service and dedication to the community and to law enforcement.


Rest in peace blue angel. Thank you for your service.

S. Yates
Concerned citizen

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Jones at this time. May his children always know that he is a hero.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Jones. May God comfort and protect you as you try and make sense of a senseless tragedy. Your family, (law-enforcement), around the world is morning the loss with you. Rest in peace, Brother in blue, as you patrol heavens streets.

Officer and Mrs. Mike Davidson
Bloomfield, Iowa Police Dept.

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Deputy David Jones.

May God's Grace give you peace and understanding.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff
Morris Lyn Taylor
Douglas County, Oregon
EOW 09-14-02

It should never end this way...When a punk decides he doesnt want a ticket. Justice will be done. I am greatful to you for your service sir. You are a hero, You will never be forgotten!!! Gods speed good officer.....

Andi-Criminal Justice Student




God Bless brother in blue.

Det. M. Mills
Kent County Sheriff Dept

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