Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones

Falls County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 11, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

October 13, 2019

Your watch is over Warrior, we'll take it from hear. Till Vahalla!

Ofc. J. C. Marlow
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones. Please know we are eternally grateful for Matt’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Jones, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Falls County, Texas Sheriff’s Department for Matt’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy’s Jones’ wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27


Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 13, 2019

Rest in Peace.

Prayers for his family.

FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

October 13, 2019

Jones family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Jones thank you for your Service to your Community,County and Department. Most of all Thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. May your K9 partner remember you and join you later in life.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

October 13, 2019

Rip brother we have the watch from here You know can patrol heavens gates with angel wings. Prayers for your family and your agency. Your K-9 will miss u deeply.

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

October 13, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 13, 2019

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

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

October 13, 2019

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Investigator
Maryland

October 13, 2019

I will miss him I worked a few wrecks with him as a firefighter . He was a great man an deputy prayers to his family for the loss of this great man.an to falls county for the the loss we all share.

Retired for chief/keith kuuz
Reagan vfd/ friend an brother

October 13, 2019

Rest in Peace

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

October 13, 2019

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the FCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

October 13, 2019

RIP Deputy Sheriff Jones. Sincere condolences to his family and fellow colleagues for their tragic loss. Salute and Respect from the South African Police Service

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

October 13, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 13, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Deputy Jones my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department Detroit Mi

October 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother.

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 12, 2019

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Falls County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 12, 2019

Rest easy Deputy, may you fall into the Lords loving embrace, for you have done your duty, and you are well honored for that. My thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.

Mike Swisher

October 12, 2019

Sheriff Jones, thank you for your service, putting your life in danger everyday so that others may live in safety. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 12, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones, rest in peace.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

October 12, 2019

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

October 12, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

October 12, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 12, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and FCSO. Rip Brother. God Bless him and all LEOs.

Retired Det Ray Kelly
Suffolk County, NY PD

October 12, 2019

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