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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

Semper Fi and rest in peace brother , it was an honor to have service in both uniforms with you.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office M/C Traffic Division

September 25, 2009


This is my highway, the safety I own,
A trooper at work, my battles unknown.
This badge leads the way; it takes me that far,
Along with the color of silver and blue stripe on my car.
Today I leave my family for a road tuff and mean,
No matter what lies ahead, I must arrive on scene.
I will concur my duty, then head to another,
Do all that's required of a trooper, and still watch for my brother.
A brother is a trooper; he always has my back,
His eyelids may grow heavy; his loyalty will not lack.
We can grow weak, have no time to rest,
I will complete my assignment that's why I am the best.
I walk tall and proud, that description won't fade,
My shoes a mirror finish and grays sharp as a blade.
No matter the conditions, I sacrifice no end,
I stay loyal and true, my standards won't bend.
A trooper travels a short distance, will go a long haul,
Courtesy, efficiency, on every call.
I will miss a birthday, a holiday, a job with its own greed,
That's why the best are troopers, they won't follow they lead.
From collisions to enforcement, DUI they say we lead,
I am a trooper I am a brother, that is my creed.
I have completed my assignment, stayed loyal and true,
Tomorrow I say the same prayer, till I am 10-42.

Rest in peace Jon, I will miss working with you. You will never be forgotten. Heroes live forever.

L/CPL R.E. Clinedinst
SC Highway Patrol / ACE Team

September 25, 2009

Such a Great loss of a dedicated officer out just doing his job and some one just didn't look or check to see if any thing was moving his way. May God richley Bless this family and give you strength to carry on during these very diffcult time of life. May He also bless and watch after the South Carolina Highway Patrol every day as they preform their duties to safe guard lives and keep the peace. God Bless All.

RCapt.Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonvill sheriff's office, Jax. Fl.

September 25, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

September 25, 2009

Thankyou for your service, your a hero for us all to look up to. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family and co-workers during these tragic times.



September 25, 2009

Corporal Nash your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now Trooper...May you now rest in peace and my god look over your family and friends in their time of need.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

September 25, 2009

Cpl. Nash, may God bless your family and friends as well as the Troopers and Staff of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
I too lost a partner, Trp Nik Green in 2003. The road ahead will be filled with heartache and tears. The darkness will give way to the light of God and he shall touch each of you and lighten your burdens. May God Bless each of you.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

September 25, 2009



September 24, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Jonathan, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs, OK, PD

September 24, 2009

Session 47 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcment Training Academy in Schenectady, NY would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash. His years of sevice and dedication to our Country and law enforcement will never be forgotten.

Session 47
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcment Training Academy

September 24, 2009

As I finished my tour of duty that morning, I listened to my fellow troopers sign on to say fare well to you, that day my thoughts were for you and your family. May they find peace and always remember you as the hero you were to our state.

Lance Corporal C.F. Costa
South Carolina Highway Patrol

September 24, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L Gulledge(Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

September 24, 2009

My Sincere Condolences to Lance Corporal Johnathan Nash's family and friends and coleagues at this very difficult time.

Love and Respect Always
Rod Savage

Ex Sgt 1097 Rod Savage (HAMMER)
oRIGINAL GUNFIGHTERS NOMADS, ENGLAND, & West Yorkshire Police, England

September 24, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash as well as to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Rest in peace Lance Corporal Nash, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 24, 2009

Semper Fidelis brother. Rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA - Victorville City Station

September 24, 2009

Jon Nash was more than my friend, he was my brother. There are so many memories of playing soccer, basketball, baseball and more recently golf. I remember friday nights at Nash's house shooting pool and listening to Hank Williams Jr. in the basement. I remember friday nights "crusing" the mall/belvedere in the back of Alex's truck. There were times that Jon and I would stop at the Century 21 office and just sit and talk. So many memories of a great man. You will be missed Jonathan Shea Nash, but I will see you again someday. Rest In Peace my brother...I Love You.

Chili Childers
High School Friend/Teammate

September 24, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lance Corporal Nash today and always... Thank you Lance Corporal Nash for your service and sacrifice you are a HERO, and will never be forgotten.. Rest in Peace Sir..

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

September 24, 2009

Jon, just wanted to let you know that is was an honor to escort you to your resting place today. It made me so proud to see that so many states sent Troopers/Officers to your service, and a beautiful service it was. I am greatful to the NC Highway Patrol and the service they provided with the horse drawn caisson, those Troopers looked so good and were so professional, I know you would have been proud. I am sorry your life was cut short but it was and honor and priveledge to be with you when you were called home. I am so glad that we got to talk before the ride that day, I will never forget you.

L/Cpl T.L. Cannaday
SC Highway Patrol ACE Team Motor Unit

September 23, 2009

Jon was my neighbor for quite a few years. My heart and prayers goes out to his daughter Andrea, and his family! He was a GREAT officer, and a Great man! He will be truely missed!

Meagan Gregory

September 23, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Jonathan. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Garland

September 23, 2009

I attended your funeral today. Your brothers and sisters with the South Carolina Highway Patrol did an excellent job of memorial tribute to you and your family. Your daughter will be looked after and is in good hands.

Master Deputy Robert Porter
Pickens County Sheriff's Office SC

September 23, 2009

Rest in peace brave Trooper. Your service to your country and state will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to your family and the Troopers of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Florida Highway Patrol

September 23, 2009


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Brother…

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

September 23, 2009

Semper Fi, Trooper Nash. you served your God and your country well. I pray you have joined God's heavenly patrol of those streets of gold.

chaplain Jim Mantooth-retired
cherokee County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2009

Rest easy your work on earth is done. Say hello to my friend Alex Burdette and scratch my K-9 partner Chief, till we all meet on the streets of heaven

Sgt. Don Hodges
Anderson Police Dept

September 23, 2009

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