Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Waverly M. Jones

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Waverly M. Jones

Unfortunately, to paraphrase Orwell: Some cop-killers are more equal than others.

But fight continues, not only on the streets of New York, but on the college campuses as well:

New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt asked university president Heidi Macpherson to rescind the invitation, calling it “absolutely shameful. Let’s be very clear: Anthony Bottom was not a ‘political prisoner.’ He’s a convicted cop-killer. Calling this an ‘intellectual conversation’ on a taxpayer-funded state campus is intellectually dishonest. It’s an insult.”

But in a public statement, Macpherson indicated she would not step in.
“We do not support the violence exhibited in Mr. Muntaqim’s previous crimes, and his presence on campus does not imply endorsement of his views or past actions,” she wrote. “However, we believe in freedom of speech. SUNY Brockport has routinely held speaking events involving controversial speakers from various background and viewpoints, and will continue to do so. These conversations are uncomfortable. They are meant to be. They’re about gaining a new perspective.”

It was in defending those very rights that Piagentini, Jones and Young died in the line of duty.

K.H. Ryesky, Esq.
Former IRS agent

March 20, 2022

Patrolman Jones,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 21, 2021

Rest In Peace ... hero !

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted , retired

May 21, 2021

Taken at the hands of a cowardly, terrorist organization . On this 50th anniversary of your untimely and heroic death, please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

May 21, 2021

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

October 14, 2020

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

October 14, 2020

RIP Ofc Jones. You’ll never be forgotten.

Dispatcher H McCarthy

September 23, 2020

Hi Daddy, I wish you was still here and watch me grow up to the woman that I am. I think about you often. I love you always your middle daughter Chandra

Chandra Jones

September 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 5, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 10, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 23, 2020

rip. pushing 50 years since you passed. remember you in 46 pct before trans to 32 harlem which you always told me looking forward to as that was your home aftewr using my desk phoine to call your kid(s). glad you got your wish. you and piagentini brough to mymind again after reading some stuff re pos foster and laurie. foster from my bx and laurie from si im there now and your partner piagentini has school named after him in mhy throggs neck bx. snapshot i guess all city boys. but i feel the tone of nyc in then 60s 70s and 80s let alot of its citz down even in the nypd, but we all did a great job i feel under the circumstances of those times. rest bro.

robert dowling admin associate
nypd retired civilian

July 24, 2018

I just read that Parole was granted. SHOCKED and DISGUSTED! My NO PAROLE Letter, along with ALL that were sent, should have carried an overwhelming weight in favor of continued justice for Patrolman Jones and his family. I am so VERY SORRY for the pain that the parole board’s decision has caused! Chandra, I’ve read the loving words you’ve left for your Dad. Please know that he is a forever HERO!
Blessings to you All

Proud to Support All L.E.O.’s
Married to a Corrections Deputy

June 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are a Hero and will not be forgotten. May the cowards that took your life rot and suffer.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 28, 2018

In light of NY trying to relate your murderer,know that you are not forgotten.

John Butler
LT.Chelsea Mass PD (ret)

April 2, 2018

Officers Jones & Piagentini were murdered for no reason. They were shot from behind in a cowardly attack. They and their families received an immediate life sentence with no chance of it ever coming to an end. Yet, their murderer has been living his life. What does a "life" sentence mean?

Lieut. (Ret.) C E Coleman

March 15, 2018

Officer Jones,
Your service was a testament to your life. There are no excuses for the actions of the Parole Board, I can only hope they have a conscious and they lose sleep over their decision.. May your family have peace in knowing you served your city and our country with HONOR.

Rodney Jacobs- Sergeant- Retired
Norfolk Police Dept.

March 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of those killed in the line of duty,what a travesty of Justice!

Thomas Behan

March 14, 2018

I had recently sent my No Parole letter in not expecting it to be ignored. It is obvious a death penalty sentence is the only way to avoid such an insult to us in the law enforcement community. May the families of P.O. Jones and P.O. Piagentini have our blessings and know how heroic their loved ones really are.

Detective Robert Laurendi

March 14, 2018

To the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolman Waverly M. Jones: I mailed my No Parole letter, in honor of this HERO. I am very sorry for your loss. Moreover, I am sorry that the family has to keep reliving this loss, with each Parole Hearing. Thank You Patrolman Jones for your service and sacrifice! God Bless You All.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

February 2, 2018

May you and your partner who were taken from your brothers and sisters by radicals, rest forever in a much better place. Both are heroes who patrolled our city during very tough times. I salute you both and, when it is my time, it would be my honor to meet both of you.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 21, 2017

NYC Housing Police never forgets

Detective Housing Police

June 3, 2016

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Jones who still suffer the pain of this loss every day.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

June 3, 2016

I am missing you daddy. Wishing you was here. Its been 45 years since you been gone. Continue to watch over me and SIP. Love you always.

Daughter Chandra Jones

June 1, 2016

God rest this brave man's soul. My condolences to his grieving family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

February 10, 2016

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