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Remembering DPD's Tony Jones

As runners and walkers head out for the annual Tony's Run in Dillingham, we've posted some interviews and a poem from the last year as we've remembered Tony 24 years after he was killed in the line of duty.

In 2015, we spoke with former DPD officer Terry Rogers about the night his friend and colleague Anthony Jones was killed in the line of duty in Dillingham. In part one of that conversation, below, Rogers talked about that night and about Tony. In part two, he shared about his efforts to reconnect and express forgiveness for Tony's killer, Eugene Maud, who was up for parole.

Those conversations, aired last September, sparked a lot of feedback. The majority of people who spoke with us appreciated revisiting the incident, and hearing of Rogers' efforts to promote Maud's parole. Eight months later, Tony's daughter Antoinette Fields, contacted us by email. She had found those interviews online and was initially disturbed by them. We connected Terry and Toni to speak by phone for the first time, and they let us listen in. Their powerful conversation, which aired earlier this summer just ahead of Father's Day, is included below as well.

Additionally, on the anniversary of his death, Marilyn Rosene shared a poem written by Tony Jones' widow Trudie five years after his death.

In part two, which aired Sept. 25, Rogers talks about his only encounter with Eugene Maud since the February 1992. Rogers unsuccessfully lobbied for a chance to meet with Maud in custody. Denied that opportunity, he says, by the Dept. of Corrections, Rogers traveled on his own time and expense to Maud's first discretionary parole hearing last fall at GCCC. Listen here ...

Fallen DPD officer Tony Jones was carried from a service at the Dillingham High School in February 1992.

After she contacted us, we put Tony Jones' daughter Antoinette "Toni" Fields in touch with Terry Rogers by email. They let us listen in to their first phone conversation, as Toni asked for details about her father, his death, and his killer that had never been answered for her. They agreed to let us share this powerful conversation on-air.

This poem, written by Tony's widow Trudie, was saved by Marilyn Rosene in her clippings.

Marilyn Rosene shared a poem by Tony Jones' widow Trudie, five years after his death.

From this portion of the interview that did not air, Rogers discusses his impression from the parole hearing and of Maud as an inmate. He says the members of the parole board made clear to him that Maud would not be paroled, at least at this opportunity.