Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian Wayne Jones

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian Wayne Jones

Officer Brian Jones RIP, Thank You for your service to our Country (U.S. Navy) and to the City of Norfolk, Bless those that you have left behind, may they find comfort in the fact that you served our Country and the City of Norfolk with Honor, Prestige, and Courage.

Lt. R.L. Carpenter
Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel Police Department

June 2, 2014

There is no greater sacrifice. Thank you for your service, Sir.

Deputy NC
Stanly Co So

June 2, 2014

Thank you for your service sir. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends, may He give you peace.

ITO Matt Clausen
Michigan Department of Corrections

June 2, 2014

I remember you as a kind and professional man. Though you were quiet and reserved, I saw the one officer that represented all that an officer should be. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You can rest easy now, knowing that your brothers have your back and can continue your work here on earth until we all meet up with you again in Heaven. God Bless you and your family.

Sergeant
Norfolk Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2014

My condolences to the Jones family and also the Norfolk PD Family. Rest in peace, brother.

Deputy DM Sparnroft
Appomattox County Sheriff's Office, VA

June 2, 2014

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. You have reached the end of your tour of duty on the mean streets of earth, and now awaits you the peace you have earned. Thank you for your service to America and to your community. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Jones during this time tragic and senseless loss. Prayers for the other officer to fully recover and return to duty.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

June 2, 2014

Rest in Peace brother, we will take it from here. My prayers for your family brother.

Deputy Josh McCuen
Hall County Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2014

You hear about Police Officers dying in the line of duty in the news. Thank God it doesn't happen more often. When you do hear the news, you think how tragic it must be, but you never know just how tragic. Your always detached because you don't know them personally, and you haven't ever met their family. You have never chatted with them on the phone. You've never been to their house.

Officer Brian Jones died. He died May 30, 2014, and I knew him. The entire day leading up to the tragedy felt out of place. In the evening, I returned from a day at Busch Gardens with my daughter, and was on the computer. I saw a breaking news story about an officer involved shooting in Norfolk. I thought "Oh boy, another one." thinking that an officer had shot some low life scum. One less criminal on the streets! A few minutes later I read that officers had been shot, but they didn't make it sound serious. I went to bed. I never thought in a million years it would be someone I knew.

I woke up the next morning late. Even before getting out of bed, I reached for my iPad to check the news. I opened facebook and there was his picture staring at me. Headlines read that a Norfolk Police Officer died, and his name was Brian Jones. I let out a loud cry of disbelief. I called my brother who lives down the street from Brian. I was in shock.

I first met Brian where I worked. Brain was one of the most amazing people you would ever meet. He instantly made you feel like you had been friends forever. Brian was a hero every day of the week; always giving; always serving; first in the Navy and then as a Norfolk Police Officer. With his calm and kind demeanor, you couldn't help but admire and respect him.

I read a comment from a booking officer yesterday that mentioned they saw Brian often when he brought suspects in. He would sit there and talk with them as if they had been friends forever. Yep, that was Brian. He treated everyone, and I mean everyone, with dignity and respect. He was a true southern gentleman, and a true role model. He was one of a kind. He can never be replaced.

I was talking to a girl who also knew Brian. She "hates" cops (her favorite line is "Snitches Get Stitches!"), but she liked Brian. He was her exception. Brian was everything that is good in this world. You couldn't help but like him.

We can all try to live up to his example, but we will never come close. He was that good. I am deeply saddened by this loss. I am honored to have known him. He will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing him. I know I will never forget him.

I looked down at my phone today. In my contacts, there was his name and number. I will never be able to talk to him again. I will admit to you that I stopped several times while writing this. My eyes watered up.

Rest In Peace Officer Brian Jones, Husband, Father, Brother, Shipmate and Friend. I wish you fair winds and following seas in your next journey with God.

AT1(AW) (Ret.) Donald Michalek
United States Navy

June 1, 2014

Rest in peace Brother, You will never be forgotten

Sergeant Richard Busch
Cairo NY Police Department

June 1, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service to this Great Nation in the US Navy. My condolences to your Family and the Norfolk Police Department.

Sgt Fred Nordt Jr.
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

June 1, 2014

God Bless the family and Norfolk Police.

John 3: 16

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond Va Police

June 1, 2014

In Memory of Officer Brian Jones

Brian gave his all to his family, community, and friends.
He was an excellent student.
He was always willing to help other Saint Leo University students learn about the criminal justice system.
When I needed his help he was always there.
It was a pleasure and an honor to have known and worked with Officer Brian Jones.

Gone too soon

Dr. Jan Bella, PhD, EdS, MSSED, MBA,
Saint Leo University

June 1, 2014

Thoughts and prayers with the family.

Ret. Sergeant K. O'Malley
Chicago Police Dept.

June 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Police Officer Jones. Officer Jones answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice, a heroic demonstration of his commitment to the safety of his fellow citizens that he served with pride and dedication. We lost a father/husband/son/friend/brother in blue and an all around great person. Rest in Peace Brother Jones. Thank you for your service. Gone but never forgotten.

Sgt. Howard Giddings
Virginia Port Authority Police

June 1, 2014

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

June 1, 2014

We pray for your peace and comfort, its not how Officer Brian Jones died that makes him a hero its how he lived

The Walker Family
Virginia State Police (Master Trooper Junius A. Walker)EOW 3-7-13

June 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Jones. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God Bless. "HEROES LIVE FOREVER"

CATHERINE A. GARIBAY SANCHEZ
SURVIVING SISTER of DEPUTY SHERIFF
STEVEN GARIBAY EOW 2/10/1987

June 1, 2014

Another star shines down on us. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family, Friends and brother officers of Officer JONES. Rest in Peace as you go to Roll Call with all your fallen friends God Bless

Police Constable Clive Whitehead (ret)
Sussex Police UK

June 1, 2014

Sincere Condolences.

RIP Officer Jones.

SGT. RANDY KEENAN (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

June 1, 2014

Rebekah---I just want you to know I love you and I am praying for you. I don't know what you're going thru but I know a God who is able to sustain you. He is faithful. I love you with all my heart.

Kelli Duvall
Aunt to Rebekah

June 1, 2014

The 3rd Precinct will never be the same without you Brian. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Christopher Doukas
Norfolk Police Department

June 1, 2014

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

June 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jones' family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

June 1, 2014

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER, MY GOD SURROUND YOUR FAMILY WITH LOVE. YOU WATCH YOUR FAMILY OVER THEM FROM ABOVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

M/DEP. NORMAN STERLING
NORFOLK SHERIFF OFFICE

June 1, 2014

A sad, but sincere thank you, Officer Jones, for your dedicated law enforcement and U.S. Navy service. May God bless and be with you, your loving family and those who were touched by your life, and the Norfolk Police Department. May you now rest in heavenly peace, Sir!

Special Agent Charles McNichols [Ret]
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command [CID]

June 1, 2014

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