Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Paul Jones

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer John Paul Jones

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

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

September 3, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

Thank you for your service. You're never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

September 4, 2017

Rest in Peace Police Officer John Paul Jones. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

John there is hardly a day goes by my wife and I don't talk about you. What a blast we had eating sunflower seeds while chasing stolen cars! Great memories! You are not forgotten.



October 14, 2015

Johnny, you remain in our thoughts. I often think of all you would have accomplished over these past were a terrific son, brother and friend. I laugh when I think of you and the Boys of Summer and your teenage antics. And I pray for the safety of your brothers and sisters in the Police Department. Always near in our hearts! With much love, Mom and Family

Betty Jones

December 12, 2014


I was just thinking of you knowing that you birthday is near. I can't believe it has been 22 years. I will always have fond memories of you and your family. I know that you are watching of us and I take great comfort in that.

We will always be The Boys of Summer

Kraig Max

December 2, 2014

I love to read the many reflections left by your friends and co-workers over the years. Their memories of you are always added to my own memories. You were the best son God could have sent our way....and a great brother to your sisters. You are always in our hearts. We miss you so continue to watch over us and send blessings our way each and every day.
Love always.......Mom


September 10, 2013

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for you service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 3, 2013

Hey Johnny, I was just thinking about you during National Police Week. I wish you were still here with us. Please continue to keep watch over us.

M. Sabre

May 15, 2013

John Paul, I think of you often, your grin always made me smile. It's been a long time since we chased dopers in S. Dallas. I think of you every time I cut my hair really short, I remember you daring me to do that. I miss all the fun we had, you made the duty fun and enjoyable. I look forward to seeing you again when this life is over. Thank You for the memories!

Mark Fisher

April 26, 2013

Looks like you got a new picture up Johnny! I can’t believe that it has been over 20 years since we lost you. I can't thank you enough for the guidance you provided to me before my career even began. What Would Johnny Do still serves me very well when I am faced with a difficult situation. I hope we make you proud.


April 4, 2013

Always in my heart of you always. Mom

Betty Jones

February 26, 2013

Was going through some old pictures. Found one of me and Brandon at your candle light vigil. Thinking of you and miss you.

Dwayne Griffin DPD #6076

Fire Marshal Dwayne Griffin
Somervell County Texas

June 21, 2012

John I thought about you again today like everyday! You were the topic of another good story. You will never be forgotten, I will see you again my friend!!

Mike Stanley

November 18, 2011

I salute all those in uniform (have several friends in law enforcement and VFDs. I currently maintain radio systems for several East Texas Public Safety agencies) and especially those fallen in the line of duty.

Christopher W Boone
Radio Amateur WB5ITT
Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers

Christopher Boone
Chief Engineer KDMX/KEGL/1190AM DFW 1998-2001

October 30, 2011

My Love,
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I know you watch over your family, friends and fellow officers. I hope we make you proud.



December 16, 2010

I remember playing college basketball with John at Lubbock Christian College (now University) when I was a senior and he was a freshmen. I became a Lubbock Police Officer in 1991 and did not learn of John's death until several years later when I was told by another one of our teammates. John was a very talented basketball player and quite the dunker. I always knew he would make something special with his life. I am just sorry he was called to Heaven so soon. It doesn't seem like it has been 24 years since we played together but I want to express my condolences to his family. Thank you for your service as a Dallas Police Officer John and the many lives I am sure you touched in those 4 years. You are a genuine Hero!

Det. Gary Hodges
Lubbock Police Dept.

October 18, 2010

Miss you brother!!!

Sgt. M. Sabre
Irving PD

May 3, 2010

I was just thinking about you tonight and wanted to let you know how much you are still missed! Take care Johnny!

Sgt. M. Sabre
Irving PD

December 4, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 3, 2009

Just wanted to stop by and check in with you Johnny and let you know that you are not and will never be forgotten. You were the best role model that I ever encountered. Take care John.

Sgt. M. Sabre #773
Irving PD

April 3, 2009

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 5, 2008

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Johnny, he was an excellent police officer, friend, and mentor. I knew Johnny through my older brother Scott and when Johnny decided to enter a career in law enforcement it was my dream to work alongside him. Tragically I never had the chance to work with him, but that does not mean he did not shape my police career. In the time I got to spend with Johnny he taught me how to be a compassionate, caring, and professional cop.
He had the greatest attitude and always took time to answer all of my questions about what a career in law enforcement would be like. With Johnny gone I will never know how great it would have felt to work with him, but I always take comfort knowing that he is always watching over me and helping me make the right decisions as he always did. Everyday I get ready for work putting on my vest, gun belt and uniform, I hope that I am able to perform my job half as good as Johnny was able to do his.
Johnny's parents raised an excellent son and have every right to still be proud of him. I know Johnny was there to welcome his father, John Paul Sr. home, when it was his father’s time to enter the kingdom of God, and I know Johnny will be there to welcome all of us when we are called home. I pray that time has helped to lessen the pain suffered by Johnny's mother Betty, sisters Betsy and Wendy, Sarah, my brother, and the other countless friends and co-workers in the Dallas Police Department. I know I still miss you everyday Johnny but I have countless memories of the time we shared that help to keep me strong.
Johnny is my hero and I know that if I strive to be more like him, the world will be a better place. Rest in peace Johnny, you will never be forgotten.

Officer M. Sabre #773
Irving Police Department

April 19, 2007

may god bless you and you will never be forgotten.god bless and r.i.p.


October 3, 2006

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