Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Appointed to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) Executive Director, John W. Jones, has been appointed to represent the nation’s sheriffs on the board of directors of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This important organization is the nation’s leader in recognizing law enforcement officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial and museum are located in Washington D. C. and are ground zero in honoring the country’s law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The memorial was established by an act of congress in October of 1984, and the museum is a realistic display of the story of the nation’s law enforcement officers and their sacrifices in duty to their communities and nation.
Mr. Jonathan Thompson, Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said in recommending John for the board position, “I trust John implicitly and so too do the nation’s Sheriffs. He is one of the good guys; discrete; and has a vast and deep reach across the country. His great judgement lets him speak strongly on behalf of Sheriffs, the NSA and law enforcement generally.”
Sheriff Darrell Warren, President of the VSA, said, “On behalf of Virginia’s sheriffs, I’m proud that VSA’s Executive Director, John Jones, was appointed to this prestigious board. We are honored that John was recognized and applaud his participation while serving as VSA’s Executive Director.”
“I’m looking forward to this honor and will continue to advocate for respect and honor for those heroes lost in the line of duty,” said John Jones, Executive Director of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association.