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Trooper First Class Anthony Jones

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, May 9, 2004

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Reflections for Trooper First Class Anthony Jones

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service, military as well as police, and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 9, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

It's been 16 years brother and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I know you are guarding the flock in Heaven. Rest easy hero. We'll hold the line from here.

Deputy A. F. Mindoro
Alexandria Sheriff's Office, Alexandria VA

May 9, 2020

Mr. Jones was a great man. Always had great conversations with him as I was a swim coach for one of his daughters. He had words of encouragement for me and gave me great advice for future career opportunities which led to a career in the military. Will never forget you my friend.

Jeff Rosenblatt (E-6) USCG

August 19, 2019

Tony - You are with us everyday. The Maryland State Police will never forget you my brother! They say we patrol alone, I know it not to be true because you are always sitting next to me and protecting me. Its been 15 years and we miss you so much. You will always be my American Eagle!!! Fly High!!!

Capt. Prendi V. Garcia
Maryland State Police

May 8, 2019

Brother Tony.. Sitting here reflecting on life, and listening to Last Call by Dave Bray USA. It's an amazing song dedicated to our HEROES who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities in the Line of Duty. You, my friend, are missed by so many. The memories of pulling up and going car to car, backing you up when you pulled a vehicle over in my district, and so many more memories. Your smile was comforting, and a welcome site. You will never be forgotten, I can promise you that.

David Watson Officer
Laurel Police Dept.

January 17, 2019

It has been a while old friend - as a warrior, you served our a Trooper, you served the State, but as an Instructor for the Reality program, you reached young men and women who had been charged with an offense to help them clear their record. Your easy going manner and the fact that you treated people as if they were the most important thing in the world at the time they were talking with you showed your courage and love of community. Tony, its been a while but this old retired cop misses you! God bless

Edward J. Puls Jr Officer
Howard County Police

August 2, 2018

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

May 9, 2015

Still in my thought...

D/Sgt. Kerry B. Duncan
Maryland State Police

May 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

How can so many years have past and sometimes it just feels like yesterday we talked. Miss you AJ

Bethany Hart

April 14, 2015

Tony-It has been many years and I still can't believe you are gone!! I had just spoken to you before this tragedy! You and I worked many hours together at the Shock Mentor Program at Prince Georges Trauma Center trying to help at risk youth! You and Big George had us all laughing!! Man to serve your country in the Military and than join MSP was awesome! You had the perfect personality to serve! Its been more than ten years brother but you live on in so many hearts! Hope your children grew up healthy! Time will never make me forget!!! I know your in heaven helping and laughing again with Big George Linnell!

Tim Lanahan
OCME Investigator State of Maryland (retired)

April 1, 2015

My brother, how we still think of you and your family and as one of your fellow Helicopter Flight Engineers at the !ST Helicopter Squadron at Andrews AFB. We are thankful to have had the good fortune to have served with you.



February 13, 2014

its been 8 years since you left this earth and i still think of you every day. we all still miss and love you uncle tony

belinda shatley
hes my uncle

May 20, 2012

rest in peace trooper and may god bless you

Lt;j pease

May 9, 2012

Sitting here on nightshift, passing time and "checking" in on ODMP. Your in my thoughts often buddy..... Miss your smile!!

Class 110!!!

Sgt. B.K. Smith
Maryland State Police

March 7, 2012

Dear Uncle Tony,
Sorry i never wrote anything to you the year you passed, i was so young and i didn't understand what was going on. I was 7 when you passed and everytime i was at your house playing with my cousins i waited to see you walk through that door with that great big smile on your face. But you didn't and never did. I kinda still don't understand why, why it had to be you. Everyday when i think of you I always tell myself that your in a better place now. But even you know thats a bunch of bologna. One thing i do know is that everything happens for a reason. God needed angels and he has one, he's had one for 7 years now. I miss you so much.Your in my heart forever will see each other again in heaven. I LOVE YOU!!!!

Taylor Talbot

September 24, 2011

Thank-you for service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

March 1, 2010

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

Four years ago on this date. A nine year old wakes up and puts on his Sunday best and getting ready to wish Mom a happy "Moms Day". Everything was fine until i heard my parents weeping over the death of my beloved friend. I Walk into Church crying, people telling me "I know how you feel" when i correct them "You have no idea what I just lost". I lost a hero I had looked up to my whole Life, who cared for me when i was down. All I could think is "God, why him?" It was so confusing why a man this good had to leave this earth so early. After four years i still wish i could understand why. If you look at Life hard enough you can completley understand how you never know how much you love someone until they are gone. But one thing is for sure is that he is not gone yet and I will someday be with him in Heaven forever.

With respect,
Stephen M. Ewanciw

Stephen Ewanciw
Recent Neighbor

May 9, 2008

every night before i go to bed i pray to god and ask him to take care of my uncle!! i miss him soo much it hurts!! he was the best man a live. he would do anything for any one....he was loving and caring!!he was the man that made you smile...and he had that smile you could not look a way from

Belinda talbot
he's my uncle

April 15, 2008

Thankyou TROOPER JONES for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


February 28, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 18, 2008




June 18, 2007

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