Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Bill Earl Jones

Lorenzo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 23, 1985

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Reflections for Chief of Police Bill Earl Jones

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 23, 2020

Chief Jones,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lorenzo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 23, 2019

When my husband first went into law enforcement for Crosby Co, we were stationed in Lorenzo. Bill and his wife Joyce were so good to us. I was only 23 years old and didn't know anyone. Paul knew that Bill always "had his back." Good memories of so long ago.

Paul Stone - Deputy Sheriff, Crosby Co

August 19, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 23, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 23, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are not forgotten, especially on the anniversery of your death.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 23, 2009

To Chief Jones and his family and friends:

Today is the 24th anniversary of Bill's tragic death and the day all your lives changed forever. As I read the reflections left by those who called Bill beloved, I am mindful of the journey we all struggle with as we try to make a life for ourselves...we know that is what our beloved would want us to do, but the heart always aches for the one who can only be with us in spirit for now.

I hope that you all find some peace in your heart today as you hold your memories like the rare and beautiful pearls they are.

May Bill's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire.

Rest in Peace, Bill. Your valor and dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 23, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 27, 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
Sergeant
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 14, 2008

Bill and I were partners at a Sheriff's Office close to Lorenzo Tx. We spent many long hours in a two man unit and became very close friends. I think of you each time I pass by your town. Bill, you will always be my friend and hero. God bless you and yours.

Chief Tommy Duncan
Seymour Police Department

March 6, 2006

MY BROTHER CHIEF, I KNOW BY RETIRING FROM A SMALL DEPARTMENT, THAT WE AS CHIEFS HAVE TO POLICE THE SAME AS OUR OFFICERS. SOMETIME SOME OF THESE CHIEFS HAVE TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AS DO THIER BRAVE OFFICERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE A HERO. YOU SERVED WELL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT, S.C.

March 23, 2004

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