Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Anthony Crawford Jones

Dillingham Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Anthony Crawford Jones

I was friends with Tony (Flip) Jones in Haines, Ak. One day that I will never forget; Flip and I had lunch at the local pizza place and we were off duty and in civies. As we were leaving the pizza place we stopped at the corner and stood talking for a few minutes, just relaxed. Suddenly a bright yellow Volkswagon Beetle pulled to the cub, stopping right on the corner in front of us. The driver, a young black man, addressed Flip and said, "Hey brother, where ya'll get some drugs around here?" Flip didn't hesitate he said, "I don't know for sure but probably the pharmacy is your best bet." The guy looked confused and said, "What's wrong with ya'all man?" I nodded at Flip and reached for my badge wallet and he did the same. In perfect unison we showed our badges and said, "We're cops!" That poor guy just about blew his engine leaving us! Every time I saw Flip after that we would laugh at the memory. I miss you buddy!

Sgt. Mike Einfeldt
Alaska State Troopers/VPSO

April 5, 2022

You were my person in a lonely city, you became family. I miss you and think of you often. Thank you for being my Uncle Tony! I love you eternally.

Lydia Taylor

April 21, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2020

All is well my brother. There are some glitches but my final report is"all is well", waiting for His return and our reunion.

Terry Rogers, Peace Officer(retired)
Dillingham Police Department (retired officer)

June 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 12, 2018

Tony, my friend, I think of you often and want the world to know what a fine human being you were. I am so very glad to find word of your daughter, her family and a reflection of your life being carried forward with such grace and character in her own way of touching the world. Thank you for coming into our lives my dear friend, you have inspired a passion in all of us, to be true in our service to others.

Philip Fyfe
Dillingham Police Department Department

October 9, 2017

"Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" led me here.
Rest in peace, Officer.

Tim Young

May 7, 2017

Tony, I'm back one more time. It is with great pleasure to let you know that your daughter, Antoinette, and I have become acquainted and have corresponded numerous times. We've shared a lot and I truly believe I have given her insight into your love for her.
Tony, she has a fine family and your grandchildren are doing great.
I also believe, brother, that hatred and self-pity have not consumed her life. I am eternally grateful to have come to know Antoinette and to have corresponded with her. She is a major source of light in my life. She is a rare pearl. You did well in your daughter. Oh, yes, Antoinette is your daughter alright; could have picked her out of a crowd as being your daughter. She has your features and your forgiving, easy-going nature. She, too, is a fine parent.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Terry Rogers, Peace Officer (former)
Dillingham Police Department (former); partner

April 18, 2017

Anthony, I remember hearing the news of what happened to you. I was and still am, and forever will be, heartbroken because of what happened to you. I am from Homer, and it was on the news. I wish from the bottom of my heart that this never happened to you. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family. I'll always carry you in my heart even if we never met.

Josh holcomb Former US Army MP

July 14, 2016

Jones, I often think back to our Training days in Sitka. I woke up one early morning to the sound of weights clinking together and you pacing the floor, I asked if everything was okay? You told me that you didn't think you were going to graduate. So, I helped with a study group and you graduated. I have always thought that if I didn't help you, you would still be here for your wife and children. But I know that you wanted to be a Police Officer. Rest in peace Jones.

Patrolman Jeff Orr (EX)
Haines Alaska.

January 2, 2016

I am the mother of Anthony Jones only child and grandmother to his two grandchildren everyday i am reminded of his tragic untimely death i see him in my daughter she looks just like him i would of loved for him to of met his grandchildren. I would love for them one day to see where he is buried at my daughter or grandchildren have not seen it.

Cathy Maddox
mother of his child

February 11, 2015

Tony, it is soon to be 23 years since I walked out of that alley and you did not. I am still at loss for closure to that reason. You were so good with kids and worked with them before DARE was in our vocabulary. How ironic we spoke of Eugene, what was it two weeks prior to February 12th?
I was watching the Oaken Bucket game between Purdue and Indiana University on that 6 degree foggy morning. Mike called and we responded, what were you doing?
I've tried to bring closure with some close to the loss of your time and Eugene's time. I'm not sure I have made much difference. DOC forbids me from visiting Eugene. They are protecting me, a "victim". Tony, I went to
Eugene'parole hearing and passed a message to Eugene that I forgive him. I
hope that was OK? No disrespect, but Trudy did not object and I think I
know you well enough to know it was OK with you. Eugene responded with
sobs of gratitude. I've committed the rest of my life to make some Christian
sense of his wretched life. Someone should make Eugene the poster child
for destroyed childhood. Tony, Eugene has done fine in all his adversity. He
helps elders in DOC and it seems he is a good citizen. Tony, one more confession; after sitting through his parole hearing I advocated for his early
parole. Hope and trust that sets well with you. Rest in peace, brother.

P.S. for the first time I am going to participate in your marathon,"Tony's Run", My niece and her husband are flying here from Indiana to honor you in your 24th marathon. I believe she is brining other Iraq veterans along.

Ofcr. Terry Rogers
Dillingham Police Department (former)

January 27, 2015

I just updated the Tony's Run pages at , and wanted a picture. Found this site. Fellow reflector Phil is in the earliest year's pictures. Your memory lives on, Tony, and there are lots of Tony's Run shirts out there now. I moved into the house you rented after you died, and the house was sad. After a while, a friend visited and felt the house was happy again, as I did. I'll coordinate Tony's Run for as long as I live in Dillingham, then pass it on.

Tony's Run Coordinator Lisa Haggblom
Sjafe and Fear-free Environment, Inc.

June 13, 2014

Thinking of you again today, Tony. Thank you for your service, your courage, your kindness to everyone. The integrity that you lived with is still changing the world. You are missed.

Philip Fyfe, ex-communication supervisor
Dillingham Police Department

February 12, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

So sorry for such a loss....

Retired, Investigator, Attorney
Huntsville Police Department

August 22, 2012

I feel sorry for him and his family.

Officer Zach Newton
DeKalb County Police

July 23, 2012

Anthony (Flip), I STILL remember you and your unconditional friendship you bestowed on EVERYONE you've met during your brief time in Alaska...........your dedication and constant smiles is DEEPLY missed and admired by everyone you touched with your friendship! Watch over us, friend!.........HE HAD NO VICES!!!.................. vic (zip) garcia ♥ (†)

Vic (zip) Garcia, CEO
Close friend & co-worker, Haines Tank Farm

February 8, 2012

Thank you all for your kind words & your prayers for Tony...I was unaware of this site until today. He was one of the most honorable human-beings I've ever known...and, as happened today, I think of Tony....his selfless actions in responding (from home and off work) on behalf of his community (and in support of his fellow officers). I hope that his family, most importantly his daughter... have found this site and know that he is remembered...that his life holds meaning to us and is honored. Thank you so much~

ex-communications supervisor
Dillingham Police Department
September 18th, 2011

ex-communications supervisor
Dillingham Police Department

September 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2011

God Bless you Hero. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Petree
Hendricks County Sheriffs Dept.

December 27, 2008

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice.

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 2008

I miss you Tony. Thank you for being a faithful friend during our stay at "camp Sitka" where we started in the police profession together. I will always remember your encouraging words. May the Lord continue to bless your wife and family. Rest in Him.

Chuck Kopp, Chief of Police
Kenai Police Department

May 8, 2008

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