Corporal Jonathan Giles
Lemoore Police Department
Date of Death: November 7, 2018
Years of Service: 5
Duty Status: Active
Military Veteran: Yes
Since the age of 4, Jon dreamed of being on the SWAT team; his dream came true when he earned a spot on Kings County SWAT in 2016. Prior to becoming an officer, he served as a Marine with 2/4 Magnificent Bastards from 2006-2010. His law enforcement career began in 2013 and he became the beloved Dancing Cop of Lemoore, CA. Loved and respected by the community he served, he always made others smile. He was always dancing to the beat of his own drum or singing.
Jon had been married to his high school sweetheart for 11 years, together they have an 8-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son. Hesitant to seek help and suffering from demons that he hid from most people, he lost his battle. His spark will be missed by his parents, siblings, in-laws, friends, wife and children.
We’d like to offer a very special thank you to his widow, Crystal, and his parents David and Joanne for sharing his story. To the Lemoore Police Department, we’d like to thank them for providing a funeral with honors and recognizing the man, not the method of death. To Corporal Giles, thank you for your service and ability to make others smile. You’ve left a gap no one can fill.