Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 4466
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 1/29/2009
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Charged with homicide
Detective Chris Jones was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Route 1, near the I-95 interchange.
As he was returning to his patrol car, two cars collided and careened into his vehicle, which then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The driver who struck Detective Jones was charged with homicide by vehicle and several other charges.
Detective Jones had served with the Middletown Township Police Department for 10 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective. He is survived by his wife and three children.