FHP Trooper Killed In West Palm Beach...

FHP Trooper Killed In West Palm Beach Crash

There are 21 comments on the CBS 4 story from May 17, 2008, titled FHP Trooper Killed In West Palm Beach Crash. In it, CBS 4 reports that:

West Palm Beach police are investigating a fatal accident which claimed the life of an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol trooper. They said alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

Police said trooper Elijah Jones Jr., 37, and a female driver were in a Mercedes that missed a turn from Jog Road onto Roebuck Road and then flipped onto its roof Saturday at 3 a.m.

Police said Jones died on the scene and the driver was taken to Saint Mary's Medical Center. She is listed in serious condition.

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Jean

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 May 19, 2008
Officer Jones God rest your soul, and Tina we are all praying for you.
Lisa_ Home Girl

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 May 19, 2008
Elijah rest in peace. You will be thought of and missed.
EMellid

Jupiter, FL

#3 May 19, 2008
i was coming home from fort lauderdale and was about to take that turn two seconds later a bunch of police officers were there and a flipped vehicle. the police officer that told us to do a u-turn didnt answer when we asked if the people were ok. i was sad to hear what happened in the news. Elijah R.I.P.
Charlene Rogers

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 20, 2008
We will miss you dearly Elijah.God Bless Your Soul..
Patricia Waters
Charlene Rogers
Tracy Hale

Spartanburg, SC

#5 May 20, 2008
Elijah, Elijah, Elijah. What in the world happened? I am heartbroken. You made me laugh so much. I think of you often and I'll never forget you. Sleep well, Angel.
Crystal

Waller, TX

#6 May 20, 2008
God needed another angel. I have to believe you were needed for a higher purpose. Rest in Peace you will be sadly missed!
Tracy Hunt

Lake Wales, FL

#7 May 21, 2008
Elijah, AKA (T-Town) We had some really good times at Savannah State you, me and Kai. I will never forget the good times that both of our families have had together. I will let your kids know that you were a really funny and a super good guy. Keith (my husband) told me to tell you that he will miss the good times that you two shared together. Especailly last year when you showed him and his frat brother's a really good time in West Palm last year. I will never forget you. BE STRONG KAI. GOD WILL HEAL YOUR HEART SOONER THAN YOU THINK. REST ON ELIJAH GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GO TIGERS!!!!

LOVE, TRACY, KEITH AND HAILEY HUNT
LaShon Reid and family

San Antonio, TX

#8 May 21, 2008
Rest in peace Elijah. I promise to help your family through this time of grief and get back to the good times. You will be missed...
Trp Mike Gosier

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 May 21, 2008
I look up to you as a Trooper and a Man. I thank God that I had an opportunity to meet one of his angles. RIP Elijah. I'll miss you.
Carl Jones

Bergenfield, NJ

#10 May 22, 2008
Elijah, I remember you from high school as a funny in wood working and gym class. I found out Sunday morning and couldn't believe what I was hearing. Travis Neloms phoned me Sunday morning and it tore us up because of the memories. Travis told me a little about your childhood playing marrbles as a youngster. Man how far we all have from a little town (T-Town) Tifton, Ga.
D-Beck as he was known in Tifton will be missed. I read up on his life as a patrolman and he did alot for his community and the state of FL. I'm married into NYPD family and I know how they grieve when an officer is taken from them. I let some of the officers here in New York know that a brother has fallen. Prayers are going out threw the police community.
Sabrina Dumas- Felton

Richmond, VA

#11 May 22, 2008
To my cousin who was a very funny guy and such a gentlemen. I knew that you would do great things in your life. I was shock to hear the news on early Saturday morning. We went to high school together and it had been a very long time since we saw each other. I left Tifton, Ga 1991 and married a Army soldier(1Lt). I pray for his wife, two kids, Elijah's mom, brother and sister. God bless us all!
ALL GROWN UP

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 May 22, 2008
MY prayers are with the family, you just dont know from day to day whats going to happen. You have really got to appreciate life while you have it because one day it will be gone.
S Shepherd

Tifton, GA

#13 May 22, 2008
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, the shocking news has brought sorrow and tears to many, may God be with you during your time of bereavment
j butler

United States

#14 May 23, 2008
Elijah you will be missed very much, and my heart goes out to the family. may god bless you and keep your prayers strong.
E-A-Z-Y

Miramar Beach, FL

#15 May 27, 2008
RIP My Brother. May God Look After Your Family.
Phyllis Belleville IL

O Fallon, MO

#16 Jun 5, 2008
I never met Elijah(d beck as "HORSE" would call him), but when I was with Mike, we talked to him on a regular. I feel as though I have known him all my life. Kai know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I was born and raised in the church and haven't been in a long while, but in my times of attending church as a child all I can say is look to the lord from whence cometh your strength. lean on the lord in your time of sorrow. Peace be with you lijah. Kai,I've never met you but have seen pictures of your adorable children. Stay strong for them and keep your hands in GODS unchanging hands! RIP ELIJAH RIP!
DeJuan Holmes

Okatie, SC

#17 Jun 13, 2008
I always knew that there was something special about lijah. I recently found out of my brother in law enforcement and as a member of T5T lost. The year I played for Savannah State, was a special year because I had a chance to play with one of the greatest person's to play the game. An upright man and teammate he was and from the responses that I've read, he continued to be the same person off the field that he was on the field.
God had an opening in his kingdom and your resume was the perfect fit. Im sure you will continue to patrol the streets of heaven as you did here on earth.
To your family, God Bless.
Carol German

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Jul 14, 2008
God took his angel home. You are so dearly missed. So many times I have picked up the phone to call you and reality hit me that I will never hear your voice again, your jokes or see your smile again. Its just doesnt seem real. I hope to see you in heaven my Dear Friend when God calls me home. Your memory will live on FOREVER! I'm sure your'e watching over us from HEAVEN!
Love you Always Big Pokey
Eric Manuel

United States

#19 Jul 28, 2012
I thought by now I would gotten over the hurt of losing my brother. It still hurts. Elijah aka Lodge was the first person I bonded with at Savannah State. We use to tell each other jokes until we fell asleep, we use compete in the weight room constantly, and give one another advice on certain situations. That was my brother! May God keep your family safe. I look forward to seeing you again at those pearly gates sitting around making the angels laugh....... God bless you! I still have a hard time believing that your gone.
PETER

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 Sep 21, 2014
I met Ej at the Ford dealer in Wellington. We became good friends right off the back. I fixed his car a few times. I could not charge him a dime. He saved me from a ticket or two. We hung together quite often. He had a wonderful family..

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