Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski

Cobb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski

Father in Heaven, Bless the eternal soul of this thy servant Deputy Jonathan Randall Koleski. Bless and care for his family ease their sorrow. This we ask in thy Holy name, Amen.

George E. Martin, Sr.

October 22, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 14, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Koleski. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Koleski to this country and the citizens of Georgia will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 10, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Koleski. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cobb County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his or her family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Correctional Officer Grayson Reed, Retir
Iowa Departament of Corrections

September 22, 2022

Prayers for peace and comfort for family, friends and coworkers. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 22, 2022

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

September 21, 2022

You were a great partner and I will miss working with you brother. I'm praying for your wife and family.

Deputy Peace
Cobb County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski; my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God watch over you all during this terrible time. They say that "hero's live forever" and I strongly believe that. Jonathan's sacrifice will not be forgotten. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 14, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski! Thank you for your service with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, in Georgia and for your service as a United States Army Veteran. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife during this terrible tragedy, and we want her to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 13, 2022

I was the EMT-R who pulled you out of the ambulance and rushed you into the Kennistone Trauma room. I had been waiting for you by the door after I finished in-processing a patient.

I never got to work with you before until I saw you in that pitiful state that you didn’t deserve. You didn’t know that I’m also a fellow police officer and Army combat veteran, and I wanted to be there for you so you’d have one of your own with you.

I saw you being worked under a Lucas machine, your brown eyes were open and you weren’t blinking. I was at your right side by your chest, and grabbed onto your bicep, reassuring you and telling you to breathe, that you were doing a good job fighting.

I felt your muscle was firm, and that your body temperature was still warm, but dropping. I asked the Lord to help you, and made sure we ran you into the trauma room as fast as we could, ensuring you didn’t bump into anything. We changed over equipment so quickly, we worked around you like a nascar crew.

I helped lift you from the stretcher to the table, and pulled your empty stretcher from the room as fast as I could to get it out of the way. Before I left, I grabbed your right foot and held it for a second to reassure you. Your foot was cold.

I balled my eyes out quietly as I helped clean your chest hair out of the Lucas machine and your blood from the stretcher and equipment. I also helped police up the inside of the ambulance for you. I hope to see you again someday, and that maybe you’ll recognize me.

Love you forever big brother.

EMT-R Renee Carter
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service

September 13, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

September 13, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Deputy, Jonathan Randall Koleski, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Deputy Koleski for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski and the extended law enforcement family of the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 2022

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 12, 2022

I was one of the hundreds of officers that responded to your signal 63 (officer needs help). I'm so sorry we couldn't do more to help you guys. It's not fair and this has torn me up deeply even though I didn't know you guys too well.

You two will NEVER be forgotten in this county.

Cobb County Police Department

September 12, 2022

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 12, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

September 12, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

September 12, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless & comfort your wife, as well as your brothers & sisters with CCSO. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

September 12, 2022

Rest in Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

September 12, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 12, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 12, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Randall Koleski, my deepest condolences to you and your wife for the senseless act of murder that occurred in Cobb County along with your partner as you just did your job.
I pray that there will be justice for you both. May God grant you eternal rest along side of Him where you can watch over your loved ones from above. I thank you for both your military service and your Police service to all of us. We have lost two good men here and we all need to remember that.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

September 12, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, as they shall be called sons of God." Mark 5: 9

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Former Correctional Officer G. Reed
Iowa Departament of Correction

September 12, 2022

To both Deputies: we honor your sacrifice in the execution of performing your duties. We pray for your families as they grieve your loss; and as they move on in the aftermath. Moving on is difficult; and we pray the God would provide, protect, and comfort them, as they try to recover from your passing. Go rest high on that mountain, in the place he has prepared for you. Amen

Retired Deputy KH Grundlock
Sheriff Dept. Indiana

September 11, 2022

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