Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Herman E. Jones, Sr.

DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1984

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Reflections for Patrolman Herman E. Jones, Sr.

RIP Patrolman Herman E. Jones Sr, you will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 5, 2020

Patrolman Jones,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeQueen. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 5, 2018

I am Remembering you, Herman and all my other Law Enforcement friends, brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement and the families of each of you that departed or were taken from our brotherhood. I am retired now, body intact but worn out as is the old mind and memory. I review and reflect back on the job and all of my friends and family that are not physically with us anymore. You will remain a part of many, many lives that you touched, changed or protected during your service to your family, friends, departments and the citizens of your city, county and or state. Your still live in those changed lives and all of our Memories.. Thank-You..

Captain (Retired) Paul "Steve" Watson
DeQueen Arkansas Police Dept. (and Others)

February 8, 2018

Thank you for everything you and your fellow officers did and still do to protect Arkansans. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 5, 2017

Hey Herman, We are talking and thinking about you. You are Remembered

Captain Paul "Steve" Watson (Retired) DeQueen AR. Police Department
Jacksonville AR. PD, Ashdown AR. PD, Foreman AR. City Marshall, DeQueen AR. PD

February 3, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 2012

Hey dad I just want you to remember you are not nor will you ever be forgotten.. I know that you have watched over me and have been there even though I can't see you. It took a long long time to finally understand why in the hell you where taken from us... After serving my country I have followed your foot steps more than most people know.. Yes the good and the bad. I started to understand more. It is amazing to me how much Eddie and I are just like you in so many ways. Even know I did not get the chance to spend a lot of time with you... The ol' saying Father like son is so very fitting... Here is to you dad forever and all ways no matter what, you are a hero to me and I can only hope that I can become half the man you where.... Love ya

Trey W. Jones
Son of a Great Man

July 4, 2010

Rest with God

Capt. Lloyd Franklin
AR State Police

July 5, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Jones. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 14, 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

November 19, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Boston MA

July 31, 2007

In remberence of Herman Jones. I didn't get to work with Herman very long before he was taken away from us, but I remember him as a good police officer and man. I was at his house the night before he died, we were talking about our memories of Louis Bryant, who had been killed several days before in the line of duty. Herman, you are missed.
God bless,

Charles Crawford

July 5, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 3, 2006

You didnt know me. I was 16 and you stopped me one night and by rights should have placed me in jail. After a stern and courtious warning, you went on your way and I went home. I am sure you didnt know that you made a life changing experience but I straightened out (eventually) I have been a Peace Officer for 22 years now and often reflect on your part in that. May we meet again one day and you and I can talk about that night, the only night we met. God Speed Officer Jones.

Chief Wayne Minor

July 22, 2006

As far as I'm concerned the suspect is as responsible for all you DeQueen officers as well as ASP Trooper Louis Bryant. Our State lost five courageous Officers because of one low life coward. May God bless all of you and your families.

Ret. Sgt. Mark Hanna
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 28, 2005

On the 20th anniversary of this horrible tragedy May we never forget their sacrifice. May God have brought Peace to their Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends....

Officer Debra M. Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

July 5, 2004

On the 20th anniversary of this horrible tragedy, May we never forget their sacrifice. May God have brought peace to their Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp PD. Lewisburg, Pa.

July 5, 2004

Herman Edwin Jones was a great man to a lot of people. Even know I was not given the opportunity to get to know my father the stories of the way he lead his life give me a great deal of pride and inspiration. My father died in the service of his country. I am also in the service of my country and will also and forever see that man as one of the most respectful and patriotic men in my life. To die for his people and land granted his life was not ended in battle but at the same time it was is the most honorable thing a man or woman in this country can do. Everyone out there can sit and say one drink will not hurt well I challenge you to live my life and the life of all that are affected by this and then tell me one will not hurt. Then living the life of the man that has to look at himself everyday in the mirror and realize that one mistake can take the life of four great fathers, officers, and countrymen. Please as I sit here writing this and everyone is saying it will never happen to me anything is possible so take charge of your life and be cautious of the decisions you make. In remembrance of those who have gave more than asked to keep the rest of us free. Freedom has never been free. Rest In Peace Dad 11/28/45 to 07/05/84 but forever in our hearts

SK3 Trey W. Jones
US Coast Guard

April 9, 2004

Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.


Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 22, 2004

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