Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Reflections for Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash

Jon you will always be missed dearly. You gave it your all everday you suited up and for that the State of South Carolina will forever be changed from the work and sacrifice you've made. We shared many good times and many bad ones too, but you always saw the good in everthing and with that big smile you would say"let's do it". I will see you on the other side my friend.

L/Cpl S.D. Poole

November 3, 2009

To my best friend, the father of my daughter and the greatest motorman I know. Rest in peace. I will always miss you. This home will never be the same without you. You were truly the greatest father ever and she misses you so much. She has learned a lot since you have been gone but not near as much as I wanted her to learn with you walking beside her. We miss you and love you more than you will ever know.


October 24, 2009

This occurred the day after I got released from the hospital after a lengthy stay for my own on-duty motorcycle crash.

I have a bond with any and all motor officers, but now, especially with those that get hurt.

Rest easy, motorman...and know you will be remembered. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sgt. Chuck Gollop
Bloomington,MN Police Department

October 14, 2009

God Bless the Nash family.
Rest in Peace our brother law enforcement officer.

Jon Lowder, Cpl.
Monroe, North Carolina

Corporal Jon Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

October 9, 2009

In the Line of Duty/Jonathan Nash
It’s a Saturday morning a very special ride-showing honor, showing pride.
As I look into Jonathan face-I see proud, truth and grace.
I can feel what he felt as he wore that uniform-and Im trying to express it in this poem.
He was 41 yrs. Old that Saturday-trying to honor a fallen brother who had passed away.
Riding a head of the rest-trying to do his best.
I wonder what he thought as that car knocked him down-did he wonder of tomorrow as he laid on the ground.
Did he think of his daughter, his momma, his dad-did he ask God not to let them be so sad.
Or did his life flash before his eyes-as he lay, did he ask why?
The bible says we shouldn’t question God-but as we know the reality of life is hard.
That a strong young man at 41 yrs. of age-at a funeral, should turn the page.
The page that takes us from yesterday to today-and in an instant have to pass away.
We should not allow Jonathans living to end-from his eye I see him.
I see him whispering into his daughters ear-my sweet child Im here.
I will never be far from you-so live your life, do what you have to.
Don’t let my dying keep you from life-finish school, be that bright light.
And be that person I know you can be-and know Im listening and I see.
I will see your joy, your smiles-I will be there as you walk down the aisle.
I hope our love over the years-keep you from to many tears.
I hope what you remember is the love-as I showered you with protection and hugs.
I hope that the world encourages your heart your beauty-be proud my child Your Father died in the line of duty.


October 4, 2009

Rest in peace Lance Corporal Nash, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


October 3, 2009

We are so saddened by your death, John. You are a good man and a great Trooper.

We have come to know you over the seven years since Mike was killed in the line of duty. You are always there ready to ride in the RAO Ride each year with a smile on your face.

Our deepest sympathy to your daughter, to your parents and family, to the ACE Team, and to the entire South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Rest now in peace.

Sal and Lois Rao
Surviving Parents
SCHP Sr. Trp. Michael J. Rao
EOW June 12, 2002

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother

October 1, 2009

For Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash:

Our duty as soldiers-of-the-law is filled with peril and risk. None is greather than when we patrol one of the most dangerous battlefields -- a United States highway.

We place ourselves at risk for all those that we serve. Sometimes it is in the process of doing the most ordinary things that danger is present.

Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash is a hero among heros simply by doing his job. He steps to the front and is recognized as one of the greatest among us by having forfeited his life doing what we do everyday -- giving service to others.

As a fellow trooper I am proud to render him a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

October 1, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 1, 2009

The LOST SAINTS MC will keep our brother John Nash and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
LOST SAINTS Law Enforcement MC

Hoffman Estates, Illinois - Mother Chapter

September 30, 2009

May you rest in peace brother. Your Motor Wings have turned into angel wings to look out for the rest of us here on the streets.

Indiana State Police / Motor Unit

September 29, 2009

My heart and prayers go out to the family of L/CPL Nash.On September 19 it started out a beautiful day, and then his life was taken. Myself and other riders that day call him a hero. I just met L/CPL Nash that morning before the ride.We set out for an enjoyable day and this tragedy happened changing the lives of several people. I will always remember this day and L/CPL Nash will always be a hero in my thoughts. Rest In Peace.


September 29, 2009

Rest well now my brother your watch is done but your service and sacrifice will never be over us as we continue to patrol the highways of our states.My heart goes out to your family.

Cpl McFall
Ms Hwy Safety Patrol

September 29, 2009

May you Rest in Peace prayers are with you and your family.

New York State Police

September 28, 2009

So sorry for your huge loss. You have my heartfelt
sympathy. Cast your cares on the Lord Jesus because
He cares for YOU.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 28, 2009

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Lance Corporal Nash.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

September 28, 2009

Trooper Nash, May you rest in peace and God be with your family.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

September 28, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lance Corporal Nash as well as the brotherhood at South Carolina Highway Patrol. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of SYracuse (NY) Police Department

September 28, 2009

To the Nash family, I extend my deepest sympathies. It is never easy when we lose one of our own. To have such a tragedy occur at a memorial for another trooper only compounds the loss. I didn't know Jon personally but feel for you and your loss. It takes a special person to serve others. I'm sure he was a great Marine and a great Trooper. He will be missed by many and thought of often. Please know that your family will be in many prayers in the days and weeks to come. God bless Jon and keep his hand over the rest of the men and women of the SCHP.--Misty

Misty Nicholson
SCHP survivor

September 27, 2009

Rest in peace BROTHER. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the entire State Of South Carolina.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

September 27, 2009

On behalf of all Missouri law enforcement officers, dispatchers and the like, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, fellow officers and friends of Lance Corporal Nash. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

September 27, 2009

My thoughts and prayers to his family and brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Retired Officer Kelly Wilkerson
Garland PD - Texas

September 25, 2009

Rest in peace....


September 25, 2009

Rest in Peace fellow brother. My heart goes out to the men and women of the SCHP.

Deputy M. Acuff
Loudon Co. Sheriff's Dept, Tenn

September 25, 2009

Rest In Peace.

Special Agent D. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation - DE

September 25, 2009

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