Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Ronnie K. Jones

Barren County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 2, 2007

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Reflections for Constable Ronnie K. Jones

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 2, 2020

It has been 10 years since you were killed to this day I still remember you told me you were gonna take me fishing at barren river lake in the summer of 2007, but we will be fishing when I get over into heaven and we LL fish you were a friend I will never forget. I will remember the sacrifice you made for your community and cherish the memories of you. Adios unit 201

jr. constable john luke oliver(retired)
barren county district 3 constables office

April 2, 2017

Rest in Peace, Constable. I too will be elected (unopposed) and sworn in as a Constable in Alabama. You served your family and community well. I know it has been a few years since you passed, but please know that the Law Enforcement community has not forgotton you or your office. It is my prayer that God will still bring peace and comfort to your family, and, when the roll is called and it is my time to go home to Heaven, maybe I'll get the chance to meet you.

Reserve Ofc. Travis Allred, #628
LaFayette (AL) Police Department

October 10, 2012

Even though we have never crossed paths, by looking at your photo I can tell that you were the type of man that would be a great friend and protector of others. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those close to you. Visit them in their dreams so they know you are close and watching over them. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. I can say that it would have been an honor to have served with you.

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

April 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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

In reading your reflections, I get a small glimpse of what a great man you were. You had grandchildren who adore their papa, friends and family who praise what a fine man you were. You had music in your soul and while you were here you played your song. You were a treasure. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officeer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009

To Constable Ronnie K. Jones, his family and his fellow officers with the Barren County District Two Constable's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Constable Jones’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Constable Jones and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 2, 2009

.My dearest brother,
It has been 18 months since you lost your life so tragically. My life will never be the same without you. The emptiness can not be explained. I love you so much. You were always the one to make me laugh when I was down,when there were so many times you felt bad but didn't complain. You were so talented in so many ways whether singing,making everyone laugh or cooking. You were coming to my house to take my grandchildren fishing. We were so looking forward to hearing your car come down the driveway, but the wrong car came.
I will always cherish the memories of our childhood.


October 17, 2008

My dear cousin. My God how you are missed.
The best times of my life were spent at your house when we were growing up and after you married Diane.We (Larry and I) talk sometimes for hours about the great times we've had. Everybody knows Ronnie for different things. Music, sense of humor,dedication to friends and family...
MY Ronnie was the BEST SON ever. Any man that good to his parents would have a seat really close to God. We miss you.You are now with your Mama and Daddy.
love you cuz

Wanda Markland

October 13, 2008



April 7, 2008

how sad we lost another brother may you rest in peace while patroling the streets of heaven

constable j.k. brown
casey co ky

December 14, 2007

"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

November 12, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Constable Jones, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Ronnie, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Ronnie's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Ronnie's life was about so much more than the way he died. Ronnie will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Constable Jones, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 13, 2007

I knew Ronnie Jones from the time I was just a little kid. He had always been a likeable fellow and always had a smile and good words for you.

He had been in the same crowd that my Dad played music with.

Many years later, Ronnie had grown older and out of that old crowd, Dad had grown older and out of his old crowd as well. And I had grown up to become a nurse.

I took a job with a local doctor and lo and behold, Ronnie was a patient. What a nice man, always so respectful and friendly. Always had kind words for others. And such a fun cut up too.

Ronnie had worked towards being constable for Barren County for a few years, and was so proud to finally be serving Barren County in his law enforcement capacity.

I was so proud for him & his family when he was elected. He felt it was what he was set here to do in life. And he did a fine job of it.

My family and I were so saddened that day to hear of Ronnie passing. But, after some heart searching and praying, I decided that Ronnie left this Earth doing what he loved most, serving the people of Barren County, Kentucky and loving his family as a father, son, and husband should.

Ronnie Jones, I am proud to say you was my friend. May we meet again in Heaven. And may your sweet family be blessed forever just by having you in their lives.

Missy Staples

August 14, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice. Watch over the rest of us while we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will not be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Cop on the Take

First he takes the oath.

Now look at all he takes.

He takes it in stride when people call him pig.

He takes time to stop and talk to children.

He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved.

He takes on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.

He takes time away from his family to keep you safe.

He takes your injured child to the hospital.

He takes the graveyard shift without complaint because it's his turn.

He takes his life into his hands daily.

He takes you home when your car breaks down.

He takes time to explain why both your headlights have to work.

He takes the job no one else wants--telling you a loved one has died.

He takes criminals to jail.

He takes in sights that would make you cry.

Sometimes he cries too, but he takes it anyway because someone has to.

If he is lucky, he takes retirement.

He takes memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear for even one day.

Sometimes, he takes a bullet.

And yes, occasionally he may take a free cup of coffee.

Then one day he pays for all he has taken, and God takes him.

Please remember that the "He" in all this represents all police officers, both men and women who have served and are serving our cities and their citizens we have all sworn to protect.

Blessed are the peace keepers!


May 7, 2007

I'm Page and I am 15 years old. Ronnie Jones was my Papa. It still seems so unreal that he is gone. I guess my whole family expected him to go with some sickness slowly with time to say goodbye; unfortunately for everybody things did not turn out that way. I blame no one for my papa's accident seeing that there is not much he could have done and the driver of the semi was on unfamiliar roads. Papa was taken unexpectedly while doing what he loved, serving the citizens of Kentucky. I remember how happy he was when he won Constable. Heh.. I remember when I was little me and my cousin Brooklyn would go over there and when we would finally lay down to bed Papa would turn off the lights so the street light shown behind him through the window and he would tell us stories for what seemed like forever. I miss that so much. I remember the night I found out he was gone, I was so... i cant even describe how i felt. All i wanted to do was pick up the phone and call my Papa. He would have made everything all better. I wish I could get one more card from him with that messy handwriting telling me to beat up my brother a little more. Just thinking about him makes me smile. I've heard so many stories about Papa from people from other cities and states. Papa made such an impact in so many peoples lives from so many different places. I didn't realize how many actually until his funeral. this makes me sad because i know that Papa's dream of helping so many people would have came true to him if only he could see how many people came to show respect for the man that made such an impact in there life. Wether it be by his music, his position as Constable or just making you laugh. I know that when people pass away everybody remembers them a different way. I remember papa laying on his couch with the remote and a back scratcher not far away. Maybe his leg thrown over the back. I could tell you all these stories and you could still never understand the importance of this man. So in conclusion, my Papa loved to serve the community, he loved fishin', and he loved his family. and all i can hope is that he knew that we loved him just as much.

Page Harrison
Ronnie's Grandaughter

May 1, 2007

I've lived next door to Ronnie and Diane for a total of about 5 years and I just wanted to say that when you hear the saying "ONE OF A KIND", that was Ronnie Jones too the letter. Ronnie loved his family and friends. If you were around him,you were gonna laugh, no matter how your day went. For the laughs, the stories, the songs and all the good times, I want to thank you FRIEND. You are greatly missed.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
John Read

John Read
Friend and Neighbor

April 30, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Constable Ronnie K. Jones,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Ronnie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Constable Ronnie K. Jones is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 27, 2007

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God hold you in a special place and watch over your family forever....................AC

Pennsylvania State Police

April 27, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Constable Ronnie K. Jones,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That sacred light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Constable Ronnie K. Jones, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

--"Your life is more important than you can imagine."-- Maya Angelou

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

April 27, 2007

Dear family of Constable Jones. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

April 18, 2007

Constable Jones
May you rest in peace Sir. To your family i'm sorry for your loss I understand his desire to serve the people of his district because I too am a Constable may God be with you Constable Jones rest easy we will take it from here

Constable James Worley

April 11, 2007



April 11, 2007

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