Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Lloyd Silas Jones

Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, October 4, 1995

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Reflections for Sheriff Lloyd Silas Jones

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.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

November 2, 2006

thank you for always being there.


October 21, 2006

You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 11th anniversary of your end of watch. You are a true hero.

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

October 4, 2006

I had the honor of knowing and working with Sheriff Jones while a policeman in Rankin County Ms. I have never known a man that had the respect of everyone the knew him or had even heard of him whether they were a policeman or an inmate. Lloyd, you were and always will be the one and only true "Walking Tall".

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 4, 2006


October 4, 2005

A decade has passed since your death, you have not been forgotten and you are a true hero. Keep watch over your family and protect them as they journey through life. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

October 3, 2005

iam not a police officer i was a trusty inmate with lloyd jones sheriff jones was a good man i miss him alot thanks

kevin brogdon

August 7, 2005

9 Years ago today you were taken from us. Based on the reflections left for you, I know your family and extended family still feels your loss.

You are remembered this day...
Thank you for your service.

Glassboro PD, NJ

October 4, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

October 4, 2004

I remember the first time I met Sheriff Jones...I was a rookie officer from a neighboring county and had just dropped of a prisoner at Simpson. Well as it would be, it was lunch time...I recon everyone but me knew about the food at the jail. Sheriff Jones told me to go get something to eat, but I respectfully declined since my Sgt told me not to let any grass grow under my feet. So I left, and by the time I got back to the PD, my chief was waiting for me and explained to me that I had better not ever turn down Sheriff Jones on any request, no matter what, or he would have me riding a tricycle in town square picking gum off the sidewalks. I remember Sheriff Jones called me "little police" even though I was six foot three and weighed 200 pounds. I also remember the day I heard Simpson dispatch call for help, but I don't have the words to put to paper on how that made me feel. Well...I can't wait to one day hear him tell me to go back to the kitchen and have them ladies fix me a plate....

May 28, 2004

Words simply can not describe what this man meant to our part of the world. He stood head and shoulders above most all others. The respect he earned and demanded could not be measured. He was tough on crime and criminals. He protected the public in a way that few others ever have or will. LLoyd was a friend to my family, a good friend. As I drove up HWY 49 near Magee the day Lloyd was shot, I began to see law enforcement vehicles all along the road. When I got home, I learned that Lloyd had been killed. As the law enforcement vehicles indicated, the response to a request for help in locating his killer did not go unanswered. LLoyd was admired by many people, LEO's and civilians alike. He is truly missed, even to this day.

Senior Patrol Agent Jae Harvey
United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2004

Rest in peace sir

private citizen

January 26, 2004

Words can not describe the honor and dedication this man had for Simpson county. He was well known by every Law Enforcement agency in the state of Mississippi. And at least 2/3rds of the states polulation. He treated his Deputies like sons and daughters, hard but extremely fair. When he spoke everyone listened, I mean everyone. He would back his Deputies weather they were right or wrong, (of course this might be after he pulled his foot out of their buts), but he would stand behind them. He was deffinitely the Walking Tall of this state. I consider it an honor to have worked for him and with the Deputies he commanded. And for as long I live I will never forget that early morning call, telling me to go 10-8, the Sheriffs been shot. I would not be surprised if Lloyd Jones replaced St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

Officer Jerry Barr
Hazlehurst P.D.

December 13, 2003

Rest in peace Sherriff

concerned citizen

Sheriff you watch me grow up even though I did not live in Simpson County a good friend of mine did so I spent alot of time there. You came to know me through my visits to Simpson County, in a kind way your firm stands whenever I got into trouble kept me on the right path. The state of Mississippi, Simpson County, and I lost a good friend in 1995. You are still looking over us, and your presence is felt. Rest in peace now my friend.

Sergeant Robert Jackson
Vicksburg Polie Department

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