Captain Gary P. Jones [retired]
1967 - 1993

1993 - 2003

Author of:
Badge 149 - "Shots Fired!"
"Saints, Sinners, Survivors"



Oregon State Police

On May 22, 2019 , President Trump awarded fourteen (14) law enforcement professionals with the National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. Trooper Nic Cederberg, of the Oregon State Police, was one of these deserving law enforcement professionals.

Back on December 25, 2016 , Trooper Cederberg was severely wounded when he attempted to apprehended a suspect who had just murdered his wife. There was a vehicle pursuit and then Trooper Cederberg became involved in a gun battle with the suspect.

During this gun battle Trooper Cederberg was shot 12 times. It has also been reported that it seems almost certain that the subject involved fired the last few rounds at Trooper Cederberg while he was standing directly over him --- execution style.

As other officers arrived at the scene, the gun battle continued. The bad guy was eventually shot 21 times and the medical examiner stated that one of these shots was a self-inflicted shot to the head.

As a result of the gunshots Trooper Cederberg sustained, he now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and he has permanent disabilities too. At least one bullet remains near the base of his spine and he also has some bullet fragments in one of his arms, where he was shot 6 times. Trooper Cederberg's wife now apparently serves as his constant caregiver.

I definitely don't want to take away from the heroism that Trooper Cederberg exhibited back in December of 2016, but it is interesting to note that now he is also involved in some civil litigation as a result of this deadly event.

One suit is against the 911 dispatch center that originally handled this call. Trooper Cederberg alleges that he was never advised some very critical information that he should have been told. The original call was apparently only dispatched as an "attempt to locate" (the subject), and Trooper Cederberg was not initially advised that the subject had just shot and killed his wife, and was armed and may be suicidal.

Trooper Cederberg seeks damages for past and current pain and suffering, and also damages for future pain and suffering, too. I'm not quite sure what the exact amount is, but he is seeking damages that amount to many millions of dollars .

If you click on the button below you can see a video which accurately details the entire deadly encounter that Trooper Cederberg endured. Besides the video from television station KOIN, which is excellent, there is also some video from the chase itself, crime scene video, officer body cam video, plus the last few violent seconds when the wanted suspect is again encountered by officers assisting Trooper Cederberg (who had already been shot 12 times). It is truly a miracle that this brave Trooper survived and I would recommend that you definitely watch this video.
( KOIN 6 News is Portland’s  CBS  affiliate)

June 22, 2019 (Saturday)
4:10 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

@ Progressive Field
2401 Ontario St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Join the Cleveland Indians at the ballpark and watch the 2018 American League Central Division Champions take on the Detroit Tigers!

Ticket Information :

Lower Box: $68 Upper Box: $39

$5 from each ticket will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund .

Special Promo  Code :   NLEOMF

Contact info: Ashley Madison at (216) 420-4181


June 29, 2019 (Saturday)
4:10 P.M.
Philadelphia Phillies  at  Miami Marlins

@ Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, Florida 33125

The Miami Marlins have teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to show their appreciation for the men and women of Florida who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, public safety and first responders. The Marlins invite you, your friends, family, colleagues and the general public to join them for the Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Marlins Park on Saturday, June 29, 2019 , as the Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

A portion from each ticket will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund .

Ticket Information :

Home Plate Box: $37 (includes Marlins Sport Watch)
Baseline Reserved: $22

Promotional item: Miguel Rojas Bobblehead presented by P epsi to the first 10,000 fans.


July 7, 2019 (Sunday)
1:10 P.M.
New York Yankees  at  Tampa Bay Rays

@ Tropicana Field
1 Tropicana Dr.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

The Tampa Bay Rays invite all law enforcement, family and friends as they honor and thank the men and women who protect and serve the Tampa Bay community.

Each ticket includes a choice of a Rays hat. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund .

Ticket Information :

Lower Level tickets are: $35

Special Promo Code : LAW2

Name of contact person: Jeane Drury
Phone: 727-342-5719


July 19, 2019 (Friday)
7:05 p.m.
Colorado Rockies at New York Yankees

@ Yankee Stadium
1E 161st Street
New York, N.Y.

Join the New York Yankees and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for a fun-filled outing at Yankee Stadium on Friday, July 19th as the Yankees take on the Colorado Rockies.

The first 500 supporters that purchase ticket(s) through this offer will receive a special New York Yankees Hat with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund logo! A portion of each ticket purchased will be going back to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund .

Ticket Information :

Section 129 - $84.00 per ticket
Section 104 - $66.00 per ticket
Section 208 - $52.20 per ticket
Section 332A - $43.20 per ticket
Section 414 - $37.20 per ticket

Special Promo Code : NLEOMF

Hat Pickup
Once inside the Stadium and prior to the start of the 4th inning, please head over to the hat table located on the Main level (200 level) between Section 217 and Section 223, across from the New Era Team Store to pick up your hat.

Ticket Delivery
You will receive an email one day before the event with instructions on how to download your mobile ticket, along with Will Call pick up information, based on preference.

Contact person: Nana Anyane-Yeboa

Phone: 646-977-8082


The Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" tells the true story of Bonnie and Clyde during the two violent years when they robbed and murdered their way through Texas and the Midwest. Unlike the 1967 movie starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, which told their story from their own point of view, the Netflix movie tells the story from the side of the law enforcement officers who eventually hunted these vicious killers down, and then killed them. Bonnie and Clyde, who reportedly killed 13 people, which included nine law enforcement officers , were themselves killed on May 23, 1934 . They were killed when they were ambushed near Gibsland, Louisiana.

Originally, I intended only to post a short critique of "The Highwaymen" movie, because I found it to be very interesting, entertaining and informative. But, as I dealt even further into the Bonnie and Clyde legend I found that there was much more to talk about than just the movie itself.

I quickly learned that the 1967 movie, in many different ways, was not at all accurate. Frank Hamer was one of the Texas Rangers who eventually tracked Bonnie and Clyde down. The 1967 film portrayed Frank Hamer as a vengeful and humiliated bungler. In the film he was captured by Bonnie and Clyde, and then they released him. None of this ever happened .

In 1968, Captain Hamer's widow and son sued the movie producers because of the untrue and negative portrayal of the famed Texas Ranger. They sued for defamation of character. In 1971 they were apparently awarded an out-of-court settlement.

For Third Straight Year,
Police Suicides Outnumber
Line-Of-Duty Deaths

It is a fact that suicides involving retired military personnel, and law enforcement professionals, occur at a much higher rate than that of the general population.
2nd book
In my book I discuss suicide and the law enforcement profession.
2nd book

In my book I also described my volunteer work with my local 2-1-1 crisis hotline, which also handled the Suicide Prevention Lifeline calls for the Tallahassee area. If you would like to help and make a difference you might want to volunteer with your local 2-1-1.

2019 Happy New years with notebook   My New Year Goals   text and wooden number on table and copy space. New Start_ Resolution_ Goals and Mission Concept
I have two major goals for 2019. I want to improve the overall quality of this Newsletter, plus I'd also like to increase the number of people who receive AND read it. If you have any suggestions, and/or maybe even some constructive criticism, I would like to hear from you. And, if you know of someone who you think might like to receive this Newsletter, just give me their e-mail and I'll add them to my list of recipients.
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Book signing in Michigan
This is a picture of me doing a book signing in Alpena, Michigan at the 7th Annual Deputy Ryan Seguin Memorial Golf Scramble , in September of 2013.

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