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Captain Charles R. Jones

Connersville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1970

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Reflections for Captain Charles R. Jones

Rest in peace Captain Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2020

Capt. Jones,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

March 27, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service to this country. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 27, 2020

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

March 27, 2018

Dear Uncle Charles, this is Charles Jones, Your Brothers' son, I remember the tragedy and the terrible sadness our family went thru. Although I only know you from the beautiful stories my Mother has told me about you, and the large foot steps you left for us to try to fill. I came from California to see were Grandma Jones and grandpa Jones and you are buried and I see aunt Opal grave and the date she died was 1 day before my father was born. My heart just broke to know that grandma lost her little girl 1 day before your brother was born. So much tragedy over the course of time and yet we still go forward. I miss Buster, my father, and I hope I can make you both proud, but I will never fill the giant foot prints you both left and I am proud to be your nephew. I drove into Connersville and I mention your name and 3 people remembered you and every where I went someone remembered you, 48 years after you left us. I have Grandma and grandpa picture hanging in my room, and Jeff has been out to California working with me, I lost my brother Chris 2 years ago and now I am trying to guide our family the best I can. I pray for guidance and forgiveness for I cannot meet the high standards you all have left but I will will do my best. I will always come by and see you all every year I come out here to hunt and one day we will all be together and I wish I could say or come up with words that would make sense of why you were taken from us but god works in ways we on earth can never understand. I will passed down the stories my mother told me and I have your bible from the years you were in WW!! and I see your notes inside. Grandma kept everything about her boys in a wooden box that I found and the love is so touching. I say goodbye my uncle and grand parents and aunt Opal, Your life is not forgotten and the Jones family is still holding their heads up high because of all of you. I will see you next year. Love Charles Jones 10/28/17

Charles Jones

October 28, 2017

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 27, 2012

Dear Daddy, Oh how I wish I could have had adult conversations with you. I miss your wisdom, sensitivity,sense of humor and warm hugs among hundreds of other things you gave me and my brothers. You were my security blanket.None of us has ever been the same without you. You were the best Dad in the world.I know bother Christopher is with you and you're taking good care of him. We all love and miss you Dad. God blessed us all when He let us have you as long as he did. I love and miss you,Dad. Love your daughter, Beth xoxoxo

Beth Ann Jones Carrera

March 16, 2008



February 26, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 9, 2008

Bless Charles R. Jones for his service to our City. With you in our thoughts we continue on everyday to achieve what you fought for: To develop a professional police department.

Your service and sacrifice has not been forgotten, yet a powerful source to lift our heads and carry on. Thank you for your service and God bless you and your family.

Ryan D. Richardson Deputy Chief
Connersville City PD

October 3, 2005



September 7, 2003

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