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Constable William Franklin Jones | Tillman County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Tillman County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Constable

William Franklin Jones

Tillman County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, July 15, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Constable William Jones was killed after a prisoner cut his throat. He had arrested the man for fighting and was walking him to jail when the suspect suddenly pulled out a knife and slashed his throat, cutting his jugular.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years.

Constable Jones had served in law enforcement for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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When I left my previous reflection for you, I inadvertenly put an incorrect anniversary year. 2013 is the 79th anniversary year of your death. You are remembered.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 9, 2013

 

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