Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Lloyd Michael Jones

Red Bud Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 1999

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Reflections for Chief of Police Lloyd Michael Jones

Chief Jones' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-16-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 16, 2017

Mike there will never be another you as most have called you a gentle giant as they look at you puffing on your pipe your bushy mustache covering your mouth making it hard to see if you were smiling . I could of never of had a better friend my biggest reward was hiring you in Athens and getting a chance to work with you. Every year that I volunteer with the Illinois police officers memorial I do this remembering you and do this on behalf of you and your family. Thank you my friend for being just that a good and dear friend I will never forget you I look forward to being by your side someday and sharing old times.

Roger A. Hermes Jr.
retired department of corrections
Springfield, Illinois

previous police chief
Athens Illinois poluce department

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, Chief Jones. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

You know I still call you Lloyd. Do you have tornados in heaven or are you still waiting for me? We had many many many fun times working together. Take care of Butch for he is now with you. Still miss you very much.

Capt. Janice Barbour
Randolph County Sheriff's Office

January 12, 2010

Just thought I would say you done a wonderful job and will always be remembered my friend.

Patrolman N. D. Wittenbrink
Hannibal P.D. Friend

December 22, 2009

10 years......how could we have made it this long without you??? We miss you all the time daddy....your smile, your funnies, you're encouragement, your sarcasm that seemed to make everything so simple, your hugs that made EVERYTHING go away, your laughs that everyone could laugh with, your compassion that made me who I am today!! I am so sad that I didn't tell you how amazing you were when you were here....but I know that God has a special place for you because he saw everything that I didnt say!! I love God but I dont understand why he took you so soon when so many people needed you!!!!! I know his ways are bigger than mine....but omg we miss you!!! Thank you for the dream that helped me tell you good bye! I havent shared that with anyone but I know it was you.....you stopped my sleepless tears and I know I will see you again! Please watch over dustin and all the kids......wow could they use your adivice!!Me....well I could use that bear hug that just made everything melt away!! lol That will be irreplaceable for the rest of my life!!! Sometimes I wonder do you even know half of what a difference you have made in my life? I sure hope you do because I am trying be just half of what you were to my kids.I cant imagine being you and providing what you did!!! I wish you could see Victoria.....wow she is going to turn her life into such an insipiration to so many....you would be proud!! she has gone through so much...God promised that we dont go thru anything wihtout reason......please watch over her and get her safely to where she is supposed to be!!!!! Please watch over all of us....get us to where God wants us to be...I cant think of any other angel we would rather have!! We love you daddy and miss you more than you will EVER know!!
love from us all!!
Your daughter Angie

Anonymous

October 18, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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.

Rest In Peace.

To your family: I understand the meaning of lives forever altered and know that when you lose someone so precious to you that the pain never goes away...the pain and the pride is forever. I pray for your solace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 18, 2009

Hey dad. How's the beach? Warm and sunny I am sure!!! There are so many things that I want to tell you and talk to you about but I guess you prob already know it all. Youe new grandson just gets cuter everyday.....and a couple people have said he looks like dustin! lol I am having a really hard time wiht Victoria right now and I really wish you were here. I know you would know just what to say!!!! She is such a good kid....just making alot of bad choices and it breaks my heart. I miss you so much and yet I am just so grateful for the time we had. I just wanted you to know that you are still and always will be so greatly missed!!
Love you daddy!! See you someday!!

your daughter, Angela

July 20, 2009

Thinking of you today and everyday dad!!!
Miss you!!!!

Anonymous

September 25, 2008

Mike,

I was proud to call you a friend.

Chief Kevin Gordon
Mascoutah

August 19, 2008

HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD!!!! Who could ever ask for a better daddy!!! God gives us "beauty for ahes" and thank you for always encouraging us to see the good in the bad!! If only everyone could have gotten a chance to learn true character and compassion from you...wow what a world we would live in!!

Thanks for knowing Jesus and teaching us in that way. Thank you for your example, your love, your encouragement. Thank you for you nonjudmental unconditional love!!! Thank you for your example and your high standard!!! Thank you that when rock bottom felt so near and we felt we were sinking fast....your words sent us searching for the ship to carry us on!!

Being the Chief Of Police was NEVER just a job for you...it was a way of life...a compassion not known to many officers today!!!! Your Old school ways in believing that "people are for the most part good" and just need some encouragement.....wow what a heart you had dad!!!! And a way of making people see what they didn't know was there.

I can't wait to see the place I have on the beach in heaven cause I know you have made room for us....see you in peace someday!!!

LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER
MY MENTOR, MY HERO, MY FRIEND, MY DAD,
all your babies!!!!!!!

Daughter of the best dad ever
children who lost their dads

June 13, 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
Sergeant
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

January 8, 2008

Mike just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please watch over all of the cops and firemen!

Mark Schilli
DEA-St. Louis

November 22, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Jones on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

October 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
nh

October 16, 2007

It is so hard sometimes to go on when we have to do it without the people who have meant the most to us. Lauryn, I want to encourage you to keep hanging on! Dad wants the best for you and he is your guardian angel now! Dad would want you to be happy and to accomplish all your lifes dreams. I know he is really proud of who you are and your sisters too! Don't give up and take comfort in your memories and the reality that you will see him again! I am praying for all you girls and I just know you are going to be everything you set your mind to be!! Stay close to God and he will comfort you! God promises to NEVER leave or forsake you!! So hang in there girlfriend and feel free to email me anytime [email protected]!
Daddy' girls are always daddy's girls!!!!!!

Angie
daughter

May 18, 2007

Hi dad! Yesterday was the seventh year that i attended the Police Memorial since your death. They asked me to speak this year and everyone said that you would have been proud. I really miss you dad. I hope that you are looking down and see how much you have meant and still mean to so many!! I wish you were here to share things with and spend time with, to laugh with and talk with. I thank God that we will see each other again someday!!!
Love ya forever Dad!!
We all miss you and love you.....you memory will never die!!

Angela
Daughter

May 4, 2007

Happy Birthday dad!!!!! We love you!!!!

daughter, son and grandaughters

January 4, 2007

Merry Christmas dad!!!! Missing you!!!!

Angie
Daughter

December 20, 2006

Thank you so much to Chief Dan Brotz for posting our dad on this website. What an awesome thing it was to stumble upon this the day of the anniversary of his passing and see that he was being remembered by so many others! I wish you could have known him Mr.Brotz I think you would have been great friends!!! Remembering means never forgetting!! We will never forget you dad and all that you were and still are to us!!!!! Missing you every day and loving you forever and always!!!!!

Angela Vega
Daughter

November 25, 2006

Dad, thanks for being the "Dad you didn't have to be." I have struggled with all the things I didn't get a chance to say and all the time that seemed to be so suddenly stollen from us. I know you knew everything I didn't have a chance to say but, I still regret not speaking with my whole heart exactly how you touched and changed my life. If it had not been for you I would never have known what it meant to have a father. You always told me that I was your daughter no matter where I was or what any birth certificate said and you raised me just as that. You will never know the lessons I have learned from your strength, your character, your compassion and guidance. Your love for people and nonjudgemental ways were so evident in everything you did and everyone you came in contact with. I believe you have changed more lives than you ever knew. Your "old school" ways of police work being about helping the less fortunate and misguided were one of a kind. Police work was never "just about the badge" to you it was about the people and making a difference in any way you could. I found a comic strip in your home the day after you died and it read: A century from today these won't mean a thing: the house we lived in, the money we made, the clothes we wore, the kind of car we drove.....but the world will be a better place because our children were loved. That was you dad!!! If only the world had more dads like you! Your son, Dustin has grown into such a fine young man. He has so many of your qualities and you would be so proud of him. I wish you could see your grandaughters, I can almost see the smile they would bring to your face. I wrote you this poem, though it doesn't really do you justice, it is a little piece of what you mean to me.
I still see you when the sun shines on my face
and I remember the warmth that you gave me.
I still see you when the wind blows my hair from my brow
and I remember the comfort you provided me.
I still see you when the rain taps against my window sill
and I remember the way you would wipe away my tears.
I still see you when the ocean meets the shore
and I remember the peacefulness you gave me.
I still see you when a flower blooms
and I remember the encouragement you have always given me.
I still see you when the thunder booms
and I remember the loving way you would make me see my mistakes.
I still see you when the ground is covered with beautiful white snow
and I remember the happiness that you always made me feel.
I still see you when I look into my childrens eyes
and I remember the unconditional love you always provided.
I still see you when a father hugs his child
and I remember how your hugs made the world go away.
I still see you when a patrol car drives down the street
and I remember the protection of your loving ways.
I still see you in every corner of my heart and soul. You are forever alive through our memories and the love we shared. You are my father, my mentor, my Hero and I'll love you FOREVER!

Angela Vega
Step Daughter

October 18, 2006

It has been 7 years since your end of watch and you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones.

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

October 17, 2006

Chief Jones your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now.May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept....Clarksville, Tennessee

February 21, 2006

Chief Jones,
It has taken over 6 years,but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Red Bud.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

November 2, 2005

With another anniversary past, it was my pleasure to recognize Chief Jones and have him posted on this fine web page. Though we never met, he is remembered and often spoke of by members of the community, brother and sister co-workers of city hall. He definately touched the lives of many people and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Chief.

Chief Dan Brotz
Red Bud Police Department

November 1, 2005

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