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March 3, 2014

COPS NOTEBOOK: Good news and sad news

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Now, I’m hoping District Attorney Mike Violante is just as tough. No deal here Mike.

It’s a felony count, so take it to county court and make them pay the price.

My SAG-AFTRA members are counting on you.

Condolences

Now the sad news.

There really are no words to express the sorrow I felt for Falls Police Lt. Dan Jones and his family when I got the news about the death of his son, Ricky.

As a dad, I can imagine the pain and grief of losing a child and my heart and prayers go out to them.

I hope they can find some comfort in the fact that Ricky, a Marine Corps M.P. and volunteer firefighter, died while doing something he was uniquely able to do: go to the aid of someone in trouble. 

I’m sure he recognized the danger of hopping out onto a freeway, but I’m guessing that Ricky Jones knew that the person in the accident in front of them may have needed immediate help. He did what came naturally, he went to help.

As a police officer and volunteer firefighter himself, Dan Jones has spent a lifetime helping people. I know he understands why Ricky put himself in harm’s way.

I know he’s proud of his son. And so are we.

 

 

 

Contact reporter Rick Pfeiffer at 282-2311, ext. 2252.

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