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

Rest in peace Officer Jones and thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice to protect the citizens of Norfolk.

To the Norfolk Police Department I am sorry for your loss of your brother in blue.

To Officer Jones family please take comfort in knowing that he is a hero. He will not be forgotten for his service and sacrifice. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dispatcher Sumrall
York Poqouson Williamsburg ECC

June 1, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 1, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Brian Jones, (End of Watch: Friday, May 30, 2014).
You gave your life doing your duty and what you loved to do in the career you chose. Bless your family and fellow officers and please give my best to our brothers and sisters who have gone before us. thank you for your service Sir.

Chief Albert Mares, Retired
Las Vegas City Police

June 1, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

June 1, 2014

Thank you for service Officer Jones and your dedication to duty and Public safety....God bless you and god bless your familly....RIP

Cst. Andrew Conrad
Halifax Regional Police
Nova Scotia, Canada

Constable
Halifax Regional Police

May 31, 2014

GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, & FRIENDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNSELFISH SERVICE.

James P. Waggle
Civilian

May 31, 2014

To the family of Police Officer Brian Jones, friends, Chief of Police Michael Goldsmith and the Norfolk Police Department. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

May 31, 2014

RIP OFFICER JONES. Thank you for your service. May God heal your loved ones and give them peace. Prayers

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

May 31, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Sir!

Wm Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

May 31, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co - workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan Co. Sheriffs Office

May 31, 2014

R.I.P. my brother my God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Marc Huckless
Old Dominion University Police

May 31, 2014

It is difficult to find comfort in a situation so excruciatingly painful. It is difficult to make sense of a situation that makes no sense. To the family of Officer Jones, many in this law enforcement community are thinking of you and hoping you find peace.

Kourtney Keen
Police Wife

May 31, 2014

Rip Ofc. Jones
Prayer to your family and department.

Lieutenant Gordon Foster
Warren County Sheriffs Office,Virginia

May 31, 2014

RIP brother Brian.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Jones. You are a true hero. My prayers go out to you family and friends.

Security Officer Tina VanderLoop
Allied Barton Security Services

May 31, 2014

This has always helped me. May it give you all a little peace also. Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Patricia D. Doxey

May 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Brian Jones. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Norfolk, Virginia will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.


May the children of Officer Jones, know that their Daddy, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Officer Jones. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Jones. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives. Your courage, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

May 31, 2014

A hero nevwer dies RIP Brother

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Service

May 31, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 31, 2014

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalms 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

May 31, 2014

It's unbelievable that just Thursday night we out together trying to find your lost notebook. I'm glad I got to have a quick laugh with you one last time. Anyone who knew him knows he was one of the hardest working officers on the department. I heard officers bring him up randomly and praise how good he was. I'll be praying for your family. We have it from here brother. Rest easy with the good work you did.

Officer M.C. Edington Jr
Norfolk Police Department

May 31, 2014

God bless Officer Jones' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service and sacrifice brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

May 31, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 31, 2014

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