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Corporal Arlie Jones | Odessa Police Department, Texas Odessa Police Department, Texas


Arlie Jones

Odessa Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 474

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deceased

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Corporal Arlie Jones, Corporal Scott Gardner, and Corporal Abel Marquez were shot and killed when they responded to a domestic violence call.

When the three officers arrived, the victim left her home and told the officers that her husband had hit her. The officers were unable to gain entry into the home through the front door. They then attempted to gain entry through the back door. As they did, the suspect opened fire, killing Corporal Jones and Corporal Gardner, and critically wounding Corporal Marquez.

The suspect was later shot and taken into custody after a four hour standoff. He passed away of cancer on May 31, 2011, before standing trial.

Corporal Marquez was transported to a local hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away four days later.

Corporal Jones had served with the Odessa Police Department for 23 years.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Corporal John "Scott" Gardner
Odessa Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Cause: Gunfire

Corporal Abel Marquez
Odessa Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Cause: Gunfire

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Arlie, my friend, It's been about 8 years and 7 months since you faced what every Peace Officer fears. I awoke this morning with you on my mind and recalling the two years as an undercover officer you helped me with the Topless Club Arson Investigation. Those memories of working with you will never fade away my friend.

John Taylor (Retired 2006)
Odessa Fire Department
April 17, 2016


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