City Marshal Charles Benjamin Jones

City Marshal Charles Benjamin Jones

Jacksonville Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 27, 1927

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Charles Benjamin Jones

Marshal Charles Jones was killed by debris as the result of a controlled explosion.

The city engineer had requested Marshal Jones keep citizens at a safe distance as the city demolished an old stanchion pipe. When the controlled blast occurred, a piece of the pipe struck Marshal Jones in the side, killing him.

Marshal Jones had served with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

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Just wanted to honor my great-grandfather. I did not know him but heard alot of family stories about how he came to Pablo beach and how he died. My mother wrote about Charles B Jones and his wife Lola in her autobiography.
I would love to hear from the person who wrote the first reflection who is his granddaughter. That would mean my mother had a sister? Would love to hear from you.
God Bless Marshal Jones,
Heide Ponce Bondank

Heide Ponce Bondank
Great Granddaughter

October 27, 2019

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