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Deputy Sheriff Alvis Jones | Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Alvis Jones

Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, January 29, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in jail

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Deputy Alvis Jones was shot and killed when he and another deputy stopped a car being driven by a 17 year-old youth who had robbed a hotel in McAlester.

The suspect opened fire, killing Deputy Jones and wounding a Deputy United States Marshal who had accompanied the deputies. The suspect was apprehended later that day in Stringtown.

While awaiting trial at the county jail in Ada he contracted meningitis and died April 22, 1937.

Deputy Jones had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and several brothers and sisters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 29, 2012


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