Taken Away Too Soon
This website is a place you can visit and reflect about Paul, about the frailty of life or whatever else matters to you. We use this and our PursuitForChange.org sites to tell Paul’s story and to advocate for significantly safer police pursuits, because if simple judgment had been used on May 27, 2007, Paul would still be alive.
Paul positively affected many people during his short life and that continues after his death. His spirit will live with us forever. We continue to do everything that Paul expects of us, and we hope that you will too. You can learn more at our advocacy, Pursuit For Change, linked below.
Where are you now my friend?
I miss those days
I hope they take good care of you there
And you can still play the guitar
And sing your songs
I just miss those days
And miss you so
Wish I could be strong
When darkness comes
Riverside, “Towards the Blue Horizon”
> The man who killed Paul was DENIED BAIL in February 2020. Read more
> Thirteen Birthdays; Remembering Paul. 11/2/2019 Read more
> Jon Farris remains in the news. Many more stories at our Pursuit For Change website here
> 12 missed birthdays. 11/2/2018 Read more
> See Paul’s dad speaking with NBC Boston on August 17, 2018 here
“Police pursuits, for the most part, are merely a passing newspaper story or television
headline, forgotten by readers and viewers a few minutes later.
But for the hundreds of relatives and thousands of friends of these innocent
victims, the pain is real and never goes away. Never.“
– Jonathan Farris, May 2007
I live in a different world than many of you. For ten years Roberta and I have taken
November 2nd as a remembrance day. As a rest day. Generally as a be-by-ourselves day… “Read More“
Hear Jon tell USA Today the story of Paul
I hear people say that time heals the pain.
Well, it doesn’t. Not even a little bit.
Time does strengthen me.
Time does allow me to hide the hurt so you need not
live with it as I do – every day of my life. ~ jgf