Earl Jolliff

July 21, 1932March 23, 2014

Earl Jolliff died at home with his animals and family by his side. He was 81. Earl Was a Korean War veteran. Serving in The United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He returned home and became a Police officer for The Rialto Police Department in 1958. Serving as a Patrolman and Detective then retired as a sergeant in 1988. He was a cancer survivor, after being diagnosed at age 50. He was active in Inland Empire Sports for youth serving as an umpire and with Art Clagg, Opened a School for Umpires for Boys and Girls baseball, So youth would have qualified officials. He was happiest when helping turn kids on the border back to the straight and narrow. I know that many kids in Rialto knew him and respected him. He bowled for many years with the Police Olympics and Charity Tournaments and won lots medals and trophies. He was active in American Legion, Rialto Exchange Club. He leaves behind his devoted Dogs, and Parrot Tobie. His son John (Michelle) in Montana and a daughter Diane (John) in CA. His sisters Betty, Patty and Peggy as well as a brother Richard. First wife Carol; his special nephew Vincent (Summer; Kalah, Sandra, Kristen, Rachel, Heather, Seth), “daughters” Deb (Sam) & Denise (Mark; Shannen, Stephanie), Step-Son Chris (Donna; Jessica, Joanna, Janell, Joshua, Jamie), Ryan and many close friends. Arrangements under the direction of Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary, Colton, California.


  • Chapel Service Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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April 28, 2014

The good ones never die......they just continue their good work in heaven and he was definitly one of the Good guys!! God's Blessings to the Jolliff family!

John Jolliff

April 8, 2014

Just now Beginning To miss you Dad. Still proud of ya.

Diane Jolliff Cook

April 3, 2014

Dad, I am so proud that you touched so many lives. You made a difference. Bottom Line is I will miss you and you will be in my heart forever. Oh how I loved you I was so blessed to have been your daughter!

Valerie Loftin

April 1, 2014

Just know we love you
Love liz, valerie

Paul Amicone

April 1, 2014

Sorry to hear Earl passed. Much respect for him and his toughness battling cancer. Glad he got to live a long life. Earl was a good good man. RIP Earl.

April 1, 2014

Sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow officer when I worked at Rialto PD
He was a good influence on me, I learned a lot from watching how he handled situations and it helped me in my career as an officer. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Herman D. McElhaney (Winston, OR)

Don Josi

March 31, 2014

Nothing but fond memories of you Earl, what a sweet, gentle man. We will all miss you my friend

Renee Grenda

March 31, 2014

My deepest sympathy to your family. My all find comfort in our lord. Peace be with you all.
Renee and family

Phil Greek

March 31, 2014

I am sorry to see you go Earl. You were my training officer in 1966 and taught me a great deal. Your patience, attitude and friendliness were your greatest asserts. Above all you were a good and honest man. Your toughness to beat cancer was beyond tough! You were a good man Earl and I am happy that you led a long and fruitful life. I will see you sometime later my friend. God Bless.

Terry and Kathy Thompson

March 31, 2014

Earl was such a positive influence in the early years of our careers in law enforcement. He was always so patient and kind as he taught us what needed to be done. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.