Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Douglas M. Jones

Lexington County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Douglas M. Jones

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 14, 2019

God bless you and your family!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

August 21, 2017

I never met Officer Jones but I have the highest regard for his service, dedication and Sacrifice. My son drowned in the Saluda River nearly six years ago. Officer Jones’ son, Officer Mark Jones of the West Columbia Police Department, and Investigator Ben Thomas of the Department of Natural Resources came to our home to meet with us after completing their investigation. I later met a Columbia police Officer at a support group meeting. This officer had lost a relative that I knew and he had been at the scene as so many professionals tried to save my son. I believe that there is no higher calling than those that allow an individual to serve others and no one has exemplified this better than Officer Jones, father and son.

Ernest Shaw

February 15, 2014

Douglas M Jones made his mark in history by overcoming racial boundaries, creating opportunities in the community and being sensitive toward his fellow man. He taught me the importance of standing your ground and sticking to your guns when enemies, so called friends and foes rise up against me. HE was a GOD fearing man. Doug loved fishing. I myself also love fishing. Deep down inside I think my fishing today helps me keep the memories that we shared alive. A special thanks goes out to Elizabeth Wright for her continuous effort in promoting the fallen officer memorial services.

Captain Mark Jones
Son / West Columbia Police SC

May 19, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Jones,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lexington County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

August 21, 2012

iI AM THE SON OF DOUGLAS M. JONES. I MY SELF HAVE BEEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR SINCE 1992. MY ONLY GRIPE ABOUT THE ARTICLE, IS THAT MY FATHER DID KNOW HOW TO SWIM. HE WAS ALSO CONSIDER TO BE ONE OF THE TOP OFFICERS AT THE DEPARTMENT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET US REMEMBER ALL OF OUR FALLEN BROTHERS ON WHAT THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE AND NOT HOW THE DEPARTED THIS WORLD.

INVESTIGATOR MARK JONES
WEST COLUMBA POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 21, 2010

Even after so many years have passed, you have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 21, 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

November 16, 2007

On your way home from duty, you volunteered to help answer a call. This resulted in your tragic death. Thank you for your dedication and service to Lexington County and for your ultimate brave sacrifice.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 15, 2007

Uncle Doug

I miss you, I pray that your legacy will live on through you children and my cousin.

Henrietta S. Cox
Neice

March 26, 2007

Uncle Doug,

Though your death was surrounded by mystery, we are relieved in knowing you are now in a better place, 10-10 Alpha (Out of service at home) with our Lord. You are truly loved and missed. Until we meet in again,

Amp

MSgt Anthony Q. Sulton USAF Retired
Nephew

March 25, 2007

Uncle Doug,

We miss you and we love you. You will be forever missed by your family.

Your nephew,

Irvin Jones

Irvin Jones
Nephew

March 6, 2007

Uncle Doug I miss you so much. Can't wait to see you again.

Sandra L. Sulton
Niece

September 4, 2006

Always remembered, we love you, rest in peace Uncle Doug.

Liieutenant(ret) Art Sulton
Richland Co. Sheriff's Dept.

June 20, 2006

08-21-03, MAY GOD BLESS. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

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

August 21, 2003

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