Father's Day tribute to fallen officer

The widow of Norfolk Police Officer Brian Jones talks about Father's Day without him and is launching the Brian Jones Scholarship for Law Enforcement Spouses

(photo Rebekah Jones Officer Jones's Widow)

Three children, ages 9, 7 and 4, will have to experience Father's Day without their dad.

Bryson, Mariah and Kyler Jones's dad Brian was a Norfolk Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty May 30, 2014.

"Father's Day is going to be really hard," his widow Rebekah said. "Mariah still has a lot of nightmares and she has a lot of questions and she wants to know why God would take her daddy away and I'll be honest, I battle with that everyday."

"The kids always lit up when he was around. Daddy's home! Daddy's home! And they're still that was, they're still very proud of him," Rebekah said. "They're still very proud of him."

Rebekah says this Father's Day they'll spend some time at his grave, eating breakfast there and just being together. She wants to make sure the best of him stays alive in their hearts.

She's also making sure his dedication to God, family and community stays alive. Rebekah just got the green light to begin the Brian Jones Scholarship for Law Enforcement Spouses.

"He was always very giving and loving," she said. "He always put God first, then his family, then his job. We had nine and a half perfect years together. We had a great marriage. It was a fairy tale."

by LaSalle Blanks

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