Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rodney Wayne Jones

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Rodney Wayne Jones

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 14, 2020

Hot Rod......

We are making more Motor Men on our department. I hope they can take after you, but you know the training is tough, so I ask that you watch over them and help them join our ranks.

I miss riding with you my brother


July 25, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

Officer Rodney Wayne Jones will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

Hot Rod, it was an honor to work along side you at TEU, we had a lot of laughs, one day we will meet again my brother in blue.

Police Officer Kristopher Hernden
Detroit Police Department

May 31, 2015

RIP. Will take it from here.

Future Detroit Police Officer Ali .
Dearborn, MI

April 16, 2015

Thinking of you on today, we had our last Honor Guard meeting of the year, we went to our regular spot afterwards and had our crew xmas dinner, we thought of you, and laughed of all our good times together, I know that you were there with us, I miss you friend. Love you Hot Rod..........Detroit Police Honor Guard.

Police Officer Sheron Johnson
Detroit Police Department Honor Guard

December 20, 2014

Rodney and I were classmate in the academy. Our first assignment was at the former 8th Precinct, where we worked together as scout car partners. We eventually went in different direction; Rodney going to Gang Squad and I went to the Narcotic's Section. Rodney was given the code name "Hot Rod," and I was given "Superman." No matter where we were, when he saw me, he would extend his arms making the wind sound of flying, calling "SUP!" I remember that smile and our conversations. Rodney was a classmate, a partner, a friend and it's very hard to accept that his tour of duty is over. Miss you "Hot Rod."

Officer Everett Monroe
Detroit Police Department (Retired)

September 2, 2014

HOT ROD, I remember the day we met, you got me in trouble and I spent time at internal affairs behind that. That was the start of a friendship that continued to this day. I followed you to traffic enforcement where it was a constant competition on who could ride that bike the best, you always beat me, lol. We spent years on the DPD Honor Guard together and from there you became a big brother to me. Some people you think will never leave you and you were that person, you were bigger than life. Bro I miss you.

Det. T. Williams
( formally )Detroit Homicide

May 13, 2014

My brother, I can't believe your not here, I have great respect for you. You were and always will be one of the best. "HOT ROD"

Detroit Police Department

April 18, 2014

Prayers go out to the family. It means a lot to know we're safe out there and people are worthy enough to give their lives. My own dad (Eryk Heck) gave his life for us in Fort Wayne. All of my respect goes out to this man.

Taylor Payge Heck

November 6, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

October 27, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

Thank you for your service. RIP my brother.

Earl Martin

October 24, 2013

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

October 21, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

October 16, 2013

To the family of the late Rodney Jones I like to extend my condolences. I know that this was a very difficult time. I know that GOD will supply you with everything you need to press on. My favorite scripture is John 9:4 I must work the works of Him that sent me. while it is day when night cometh no man can work. I know that Rodney was loved by you all. I am the best friend Annette of Officer Rodney Johnson killed in the line of duty in Houston, Texas 2006. My prayers are with you and he is smiling down from heaven until you all meet again.

A. Swearington
best friend of Ofc.Rodney Johnson 2006

October 16, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Jones died.

To the Jones family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Jones gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 14, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013

Rest In Peace...

John Ruth AEMD, Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

October 3, 2013



October 3, 2013

Officer Jones

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

Hot Rod,
Ever since I have known you, you were always the constant professional and joker. We kicked a few blind pig doors back in the day together. I will never forget you. Fall in for DPD roll call in heaven my friend.. Always, Tiny

Sergeant John Kennedy
Detroit Police Dept.

September 23, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

September 23, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Rodney Wayne Jones and the Detroit Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Jones, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 22, 2013

Thank you for your honorable service.

Dallas Area
Texas Highway Patrol

September 22, 2013

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