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City Marshal William G. Jones | Cherryvale Police Department, Kansas Cherryvale Police Department, Kansas

City Marshal

William G. Jones

Cherryvale Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, December 28, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/27/1903

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Marshal William Jones was shot and killed as he attempted to serve a state warrant on a suspect. He and a deputy had gone to the man's home on a Sunday to ask him to turn himself in the following day.

The man initially denied his identity, but when Marshal Jones realized he was the wanted man he forced entry back into the home to arrest him. As Marshal Jones walked up the home's stairs the man opened fire from above, striking him in the head.

The deputy pulled Marshal Jones from the home and took him back to town. Marshal Jones succumbed to the wound early the following morning.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murdering Marshal Jones. He was convicted of third degree manslaughter.

Marshal Jones had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, two brothers, and three sisters.

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Jones. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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