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Lieutenant Gregory Jonas

Centreville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Reflections for Lieutenant Gregory Jonas

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

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

June 2, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 20, 2020

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

June 2, 2020

Illinois COPS Cycle across Illinois is an annual event held each year in July. We ride bicycles across the state, stop along the way and honor fallen officers and support their families. This year I had the honor and privilege to ride in honor of LT. Jonas. Sir to you your family, friends, and co-workers, you are not forgotten. Lieutenant Gregory Jonas EOW June 02 2009. May you RIP, we have it from here.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving son of Trooper Bernie Skeeters EOW 5-20-1982

July 23, 2019

Lt. Jonas,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Centreville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 2, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

So sad that in this country you can have the defence of being stupid or mentally challenged, and not be sentenced to death. But you will be judged in the end.Rest well my brother and continue to watch over your loved ones. Heros go to heaven, cowards go to hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 2, 2017

Remembering Lt Gregory Jonas on our Dad's birthday. Today, January 1st, 2017, our Dad Dr. LeRoy Mathews would've been 85. Rest in bliss Greg and Dad.
Blessings to all of the family,
Dawn Mathews
Chicago, IL

Half Sister

January 1, 2017

Lieutenant Jonas' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-05-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

September 6, 2016

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
Texas

June 2, 2015

I miss you dad so much, that it hurts to ride past the centreville city hall and kno that you not there. I wish u was still hear wit me. Tears is pouring down my face right now but they are happy tears because I kno you are in a better place. I love and miss you deaply daddy. Love always kalidah Jonas your baby girl....

Kalidah Jonas
Daughter

September 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2012

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE JONAS FAMILY! GREG WAS ALSO A PART OF MY LIFEJUT AS WELL AS ALL OF CENTREVILLE N ALORTON! WE MISS U N WILL ALWAYS LOVE U! HE HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT N STOPPED ME FROM MAKING BAD CHOICES SEVERAL TIMES! HE HAS ALSO GAVE ME A SECOND CHANCE WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD! .R.I.P. MY HERO GREG JONAS

STACEY BROOKS
FRIEND & FAMILY

May 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Jonas. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

May God BE with the family of Lieutenant Gregory Jonas, im a new dispatcher, and i came in late with this news, but everyday Centreville keeps your dream alive, you are talked about daily and never forgotten, i feel like i know you personally, i feel and know in my heart you were loved, and as being a dispatcher, i would of loved to serve and work with a man like you, i heard you was like a pot of gold, hard to get and hard to hold, love you thru spirit, and i see you every time im at work, just stopping by to say hi.

Dispatcher/Shalonda Brooks
Cetreville Police Department

August 14, 2011

Lieutenant,

As I work these same streets that you have everyday I wonder how would you have handle certin situations. For as I try and keep your name a legacy going I just want you to no that its very hard only because you were one of a kind. But I can assure you this that I will give a hundred percent every day and night that I put that uniform on. Your gone but not fogotton and I hope and prey that u keep looking down and watching over us as we try and keep the street's that you've concord safe.

Sincerly,
Lt. Jerry Davis
Centreville Police Department

Lt. Jerry Davis
Centreville Police Department

June 22, 2011

Lt, Rest on. God Bless the family and Friends

Captain Tony Tomlinson
Centreville

June 1, 2011

Lt, Rest on. God Bless the family and Friends

Captain Tony Tomlinson
Centreville

June 1, 2011

YOUR NOT FORGOTTEN LT. RIP SIR..

AT
MPD IL.

June 14, 2010

To Lt. Gregory Jonas, his family and his fellow officers with the Centreville Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 2, 2010

Lt. Jonas,
I was recently at C.O.P.S. retreat and your name came up in conversation. My heart breaks for your family and I want you to know that many of us pray for them. It is an honor to leave a reflection on your memorial page. Thank you again for your service and protection.
RIP Lieutenant Jonas, You will Never Be Forgotten!

Jim Biggs
Brother of Sgt. William Biggs EOW 2-7-2008

September 17, 2009

As I patrol the apartment complex where you lost your life, I still see the blood on the street from that night. Its hard and I push on, for the good people you protected for so long. Know you are missed and rest in peace. We will do our best to fill your shoes but we know it will be impossible to do.

Patrol Deputy
St,Clair County Sheriff's Office

September 9, 2009

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Anonymous

July 25, 2009

REST IN PEACE.

PO ADAMS
NYPD 46 PCT

July 19, 2009

Lt. Jonas

Rest in peace my Brother. You were an outstanding person and Police Officer. I attended your funeral. The amount of people and Love was overwhelming, this showed how much you meant to the citizens of Centreville and surrounding cities. The Police family was there in full force. You will greatly be missed.

R.I.P.
Trooper
ISP

Anonymous

July 10, 2009

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