Words From Jacob, The Son Of Fallen Hero Patrick Sondron

Hero Patrick Sondron

The Family Of Hero Patrick Sondron

Words From Jacob, The Son Of Fallen Hero Patrick Sondron

I just had the honor of speaking with a remarkable 21-year-old young man, Jacob Sondron. Jacob is the son of fallen Hero Patrick Sondron.  Peach County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Patrick Sondron was tragically murdered during an ambush on Sunday night.  Police were originally notified of a disturbance after two people who were riding ATVs, were confronted by a man armed with a firearm. The ATV riders fled from the man and called the police. Peach County Deputy Patrick Sondron and Deputy Daryl Smallwood responded to the location. Immediately upon their arrival, they were both shot without warning by the man, Ralph Elrod.

It is a difficult time for Jacob and his family right now. He wishes to express his gratitude for the outpouring support that the law enforcement community has shown his family in these dark hours. Jacob wants the world to know, that while his father was a police officer, he was also a human, just like you and me. Patrick was the father of 3 amazing children, Jacob, Ethan, and Sierra. His wife, Melissa, would be proud to know that Patrick left such a lasting impression on his children.

Jacob knows that his father’s life mattered. The problem is, a large majority of America wouldn’t agree with that. It is time we changed that. Jacob agrees, role models should not be men who take a knee during the national anthem, they should be men who sacrifice their lives to protect the morals and patriotism that the song stands for. Heroism doesn’t fall too far from the tree within the Sondron family. Jacob is a member of the US Coast Guard. Just like his father, Jacob is a true hero; a man willing to sacrifice his life for others. His bravery during the most difficult time in his life speaks volumes. I can easily say, I am a better man for having shared a brief moment with Jacob tonight.

My dad’s obituary:
Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick M. Sondron tragically lost his life while serving in the line of duty on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Patrick was born on July 21, 1975 in Miami, Florida to Michael and Patricia Sondron. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After honorably serving his country, Patrick chose a career in law enforcement where he continued his service to others.

Patrick joined the Fort Valley Police Department in 1999, later transferring to the Byron Police Department before finding his home with the Peach County Sherriff’s Office 13 years ago. He held the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Division and he was also a member of the SWAT team.

Patrick had a pilot’s license; he enjoyed flying and driving charter buses for C&H. He loved cars, especially Dodge Challengers, was an enthusiastic die cast collector, and enjoyed going on cruises. Patrick was a dedicated public servant, a respected partner to others in law enforcement and was known to be kind and level-headed. A well-loved friend to many, he was described as a true ambassador for Peach County. Above all else, he was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with the family he adored.
In addition to his parents, his memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife, Melissa Marie Sondron and three children, Skylor Jacob Sondron, Ethan Lewis McCoy Ward, and Sierra Rose D’Anne Ward, all of Warner Robins.
Visitation with Patrick’s family will be Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, also at Southside Baptist Church. Following the service, Patrick will be laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Jacob has posted passionatley about the incident over the past 24 hours. Who can blame him? We completely agree with his words:

A dispute between neighbors, now my father isn’t coming home and another deputy is in critical condition…

I’m still waiting to wake up, to be told this is all a nightmare. I can’t wrap my head around any of this. How could a man who did his best for everyone and everything he did, have his life taken from him? What gave that piece of shit the right to take MY father from me. What gave him the goddamn right to destroy MY family. Congratulations, you broke us. Because of you, my family will never be whole again. We will have to continue our lives and our careers without a father, without a husband, and without a friend. And honestly, to the coward who took my father from me, I hope you die a long, slow, and painful death, and rot in hell where you belong.
And to my amazing father, I am sorry for how things were between you and I. I am sorry for being a selfish asshole and not taking your advice. Or for not listening to you. I am sorry that I couldn’t do anything to help you when you needed me the most. I’m sorry I wasn’t a better son, dad. I love you, dad. You’re my hero, you always were. And you always will be.
I’ve got this now. I’ve got Mom. I’ve got the twins. I’ll be the man you always taught me to be and I’ll make you proud. I swear.
I’ll see you soon, I love you..

Please someone else make light of the situation of the shooter being a white man that didn’t get killed by the police. Please someone else make a joke about instead of arresting him, they took him to dinner because he was white. This isn’t about race.

Please leave a comment of support for Jacob and his family. While they are a strong and amazing family, they need all the support they can get.