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Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Dwayne Janey

Putnam County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1989

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Dwayne Janey

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

To your niece Sara, thank you for all you did to make sure a ruthless, disgusting human being stayed where he belonged. I'm sure it was more than challenging in a system that doesn't always seem to favor the good during a time when the evildoers are painted as the victims, but you persevered for the sake of your uncle and for all of LE everywhere. As I mentioned above, your uncle will never be forgotten and may God Bless you and all of your family.

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

August 17, 2020

On the 31st anniversary of your murder I sit here feeling a small sense of victory. I did what I set out to do. I fulfilled a promise I made to Mawmaw Janey...I kept the man that killed you behind bars until he died. I wasn’t alone in my efforts. The brotherhood and community you served had a big role in helping me. They have never forgotten you and the new ones who came after you are reminded of your legacy at every turn. My heart still aches from your absence and today it hurts more than usual. I love you and I miss you more than I’ll ever be able to express. I hope you’re in heaven watching over us and that somehow I have made you proud. Until we meet again...#OHC

Sara Janey-Wiseman

August 17, 2020

Very pleased to announce the death of the scum bag who murdered our brother, Deputy Janey. He died in prison today.

Deputy J I Cooper
Kanawha County Sheriffs Office

March 12, 2020

To the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Janey: I am so very sorry for the unimaginable loss you have suffered. I emailed my NO PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS letter today, in Deputy Sheriff Janey’s honor. I am keeping you in my thoughts, and prayers. I wish that you didn’t have to keep reliving this tragedy with each parole hearing. Thank You Deputy Sheriff Janey for your service and sacrifice. A true HERO ALWAYS! God Bless you all.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

October 13, 2017

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December 30, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Janey, Rest in Peace, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You and your Family, Community and Comrades.

grateful citizen

August 17, 2015

I saw on the news that your murderer was up for parole and (thankfully) was denied again. I pray this brings some peace to your family. RIP Deputy.

FFC C Lanna
City of Beckley FD

October 28, 2014

Thank you for your sacrifice - it was not in vain. Officers like yourself make me want to be the best man I can be. You are still impacting peoples lives today. I send out the "No Parole" letter today. May your memory live on. "Blessed are the Peacemakers..."

Michael Smith
Criminal Justice Major at UNCW
Future Police Officer

October 21, 2014

Rest In Peace Deputy Janey, our prayers are with your family and friends. Your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

August 17, 2014

Uncle John,

Although I never got to meet you (as i was only a month old when you were killed) I will forever miss you. The stories our family shares on all the wonderful things you used to say and do I will forever hold dear. You were an amazing office and all the people who love you so dearly goes to show you were more than a "cop" you were a true hero.

Love Nikki

Family member

March 28, 2014

Besides being a retired officer I am Vice President of our lodge, Atlantic/Neptune FOP Lodge 107, 2004 Forest Avenue, Neptune Beach, Fl 32266. We want the family to know that Deputy Sheriff Jonathan D. Janey will never be forgotten for giving the ultimate price for law and order.

Retired patrolman Billy Jones
Neptune Beach Police Dept., Neptune Beach, Fl

October 15, 2011

I miss you John. I will forever be grateful for your friendship and guidence.

FAM Stewart Mynes
Former co-worker

March 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

20 years have gone by and our community and my family still mourn the loss of this amazing man. We will never forget him. He is a hero and he paid the ultimate price to protect us.


August 18, 2008

"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

March 2, 2008

There is no picture here, yet I can still remember this Officer's face ... he was that sincere in his efforts to serve our community, and that memorable as an individual.

He was killed only yards away from our farm, while attempting to prevent yet another act of arson and insurance fraud by those responsible for his death.

They have each been convicted of their crimes under the laws of man, and will each be Judged according to the Laws of God when their day comes ... Justice served, both in this life, and in the next.

Hope to see you again, old friend, when my own day comes.

July 31, 2006

Its been years but you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your hard work in law enforcement and my God look over and bless your family.

Charleston, WV

December 24, 2005

Deputy Janey,

You served well and you are a true hero. Your killer will receive true justice from above. Rest in Peace My Brother.....We want forget..


August 18, 2004

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