Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 274
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrol Officer Lewis Jones was shot and killed after breaking up a fight while working an off duty assignment at a local night club.
Officer Jones and a second officer had escorted two individuals outside after the two began fighting. Several minutes later, the officers again went outside to check on the suspects and were met with gunfire from across the parking lot. One round struck Officer Jones in the chest. Both officers were able to return fire, striking the suspect in the leg before he fled. Officer Jones was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect was arrested later in the day and charged with capital murder, and two counts of intent to commit capital murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life without parole.
Officer Jones had served with the agency for three years and was assigned to the Forrest City Housing Authority Patrol. He was survived by his two children and mother.