Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Lloyd Silas Jones

Simpson County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, October 4, 1995

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Reflections for Sheriff Lloyd Silas Jones

Rest in peace Sheriff Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

RIP Sheriff

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

June 4, 2018

You are loved and missed! You were always there for me and Buddy after daddy (fallen Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer Billy M. Langham) was killed. Your friendship and kindness will never be forgotten. You and your family are in my prayers daily.

Barbie Langham-Diamond
Daughter of fallen MHP officer Billy M. Langham

September 2, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Simpson County! Continue to Rest in Peace Sheriff Jones.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 4, 2015

I met this man, when I was 17, I'm now 42. I will never forget him. I only talked with him a couple times. He is a true legend.

Shane Ainsworth
private citizen

September 14, 2015

Thank you Sheriff Jones first off is one of the most compassionate, honest, pure 100 % Americans I have ever met. He was a district or area supervisor for the hiway patrol, and a buddy when we saw each other, I worked at Dallas's steakhouse in the 60s at D'lo. I was a gas pump jockey I would fuel his patrol car for him many many times, here is me a barely driving 15 yo chatting it up with a supervisor of the Ms Highway patrol. One great man with a great nickname.

George Traylor
Patrol car gasser.

May 20, 2015

My Daddy, John Franklin Phillips, passed away June 10, 2014. He always looked up to and respected Sheriff Jones. Daddy was a Justice Court Judge in the 80's and I have fond memories of going up to the Sheriffs office and seeing the Sheriff and my Aunt Clara Watkins, who was his secretary. Daddy would always, push me into the corner of the elevator on the way up and "get the truth" out of me, then return to a normal position before the door opened. He said "that's how the sheriff did it". Of course all in fun. My oldest son is 9 now and he knows when the elevator door shuts, he's going to the corner. I miss those days and will cherish them forever.

Jay Phillips
Son of John Phillips, former judge and transport officer.

July 25, 2014

A friend sent me the link to this page. Thanks to you all for remembering our Dad and taking time out to reflect your thoughts. First time I have cried for him in a long time, but think about and miss him everyday.

Kent Jones
Son

April 12, 2014

Sheriff Jones there is not a single day that goes by that I do not think about you. You had such an influence on my life and my career in law enforcement. You gave me a chance, you opened the door for me. You are on my wall of gratitude and you are no doubt a part of who I am and what I am today. I loved you like a father and I still miss you so much. I remember and use everything you taught me to this day. I hope I have made you proud.

Sheriff Bryan Bailey
Rankin County Sheriff's Department

April 17, 2013

A big man with a bigger heart. I met Sheriff Jones and his sweet wife about a year before we lost him. I, too, remember the great lunches that came out of that kitchen! It was incredible to see the trustees that respected him so much, because he respected them and only wanted them to do right, do their time and get back out in the civilian world, make good and not come back to his jail, or any jail for that matter. And just that one person, that one person that did what he did - you know, dude, you really did not have to do that, to shoot Sheriff Jones and his the other guy. The morning of the incident, I was at work in Magee and my heart just fell to the ground when I heard the news..........."Walking tall", but never one to carry a big stick.....

Anonymous in MS

December 5, 2011

Sheriff Jones, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

October 4, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedication to others and to the law enforcement family. You are a true hero.

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

October 4, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 25, 2010

Sheriff. it is hard to believe it has been over 13 years since that rainy early moring we all was called out. I never will 4get it. I started my career at M'hall police dept. and when you called it was scarey to even answer you on the radio or phone. But it was alot worse when you took my driver licenses for drag racing. but i grew up with you be the LAW and always was everywhere. he would even catch calls at nite so a deputy would not have to be awaken. work holidays ect. he was really 24/7 sheriff except when he went to camp maybe 1 time a year. You have been truley missed and you have been amazed at the number of people that showed up at the funeral ( or you would have told us to get our a*** back to work). Rest in peace and you are truley a HERO

Michael Blount

Deputy Michael Blount
Lamar County S.O.

January 20, 2009

To Sheriff Lloyd Jones and his loved ones:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Jones. I am humbled when I read the reflections that describe you in such admiring, vivid details. It is obvious that you lived your life with a profound sense of duty, fairness and loyalty.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sheriff Jones gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 4, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

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

October 4, 2008

I now reside in McKinney, Texas, but I grew up in Mendenhall, Mississippi. I can remember Lloyd Jones being sheriff way back then. Rest In Peace.

Stacy Nichols Delgado

April 12, 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

December 4, 2007

Sheriff Jones was truely a one-of-a kind man. Always so big and full of life. He was an incredible man to work for. It was a privlege and honor to have known him and worked for him.

He told his employees to make a decision based on what we think is right and no matter what happens he will back us up on that decision. Too many people today are worried about covering their own butts and not standing behind their employees.

The citizens of Simpson county knew that he was no nonsense. They respected him and that is what kept his county safe. Criminals knew that if they did wrong Sheriff was going to catch them. That is what ultimately led to his untimely death.

Sheriff was an honorable man full of integrity and his family should always remember him proudly. He was bigger than life. The world would be a much more peaceful place if there were more men like him.

God bless,
Valerie McDaniel

Valerie
Former Simpson S.O. dispatcher

October 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer hopes that no parole is alloted to your killer

vandenberghe
nh

October 14, 2007

SHERIFF JONES, AFTER READING REFLECTION'S LEFT FOR YOU, IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR TO LEAVE A REFLECTION TO A TRUE AMERICAN HERO. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE UNTIL WE MEET ONE DAY. GOD BLESS.

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

October 4, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today as they remember you. I thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and the people you served. Keep watch over your loved ones. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

October 4, 2007

For those of you that did not know Lloyd Jones, I can tell you, he was a law man's law man. And yes, he truly was "Mississippi's Walking Tall". In all my years, I have never met, nor heard of, another man as well respected by fellow Law Men as Lloyd Jones. He was a true Legend.

I always looked forward to visiting Simpson County and Lloyd Jones. EVERYONE knew when the best time of the day to stop for a visit. NOON!

I knew him, loved him, and was involved in the man hunt to locate his killer. He was a "Brother" that was more like a "Father" to us all.

God Bless.

John Stewart
Former State Investigator

May 14, 2007

We called him Grandaddy. He was a giant of a man, but when he saw us, he would pick us up and hold us gently, like he was afraid he would break us. While I only knew him for four short years before his death, I will never forget him. When he dressed up as Santa Claus for all the children of Mendenhall, when he drove a Halloween hayride sponsored by the Sheriff's Department, and when he carried me in one of his arms, shaking the hands of voters with the other one while he was campaigning for another term as sheriff. We all miss Grandaddy, but we know we will see him again and he will be just as gentle a giant as he always was.

Ty Magee, Age 16
Lloyd's Grandson

March 27, 2007

After reading some of the reflections I also agree that Loyd did Walk Tall among men.I got to know Loyd when he was on the Miss. Highway Patrol with my father. As a young lawman hanging around all of these old veterans was a great joy and inspration. I also know that when it came to men like Loyd he would stand behind you and his officers till "hell freezes over." I know that Heaven is in good shape with the officers like Loyd 'On Patrol. God Bess You.

Scott Stringer-Deputy Sheriff
Pontotoc County/Miss.--Friend

February 2, 2007

Sheriff, what a legacy you left behind. I wish all of us could be so lucky to have touched and influenced so many people.

You sir are nothing less than a hero. Rest easy kind soul we have the watch from here.

God Speed.

Heather
Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

November 2, 2006

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