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Lieutenant Gregory Jonas | Centreville Police Department, Illinois Centreville Police Department, Illinois

Lieutenant

Gregory Jonas

Centreville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 003

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 53 years

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Lieutenant Gregory Jonas was shot and killed while patrolling an apartment complex.

Lieutenant Jonas was on patrol in the 4700 block of Tudor Avenue when he was shot in the head and killed. It is believed the shooting occurred when he was questioning an individual at approximately 2:00 am.

The suspect was later apprehended and charged with murder. On June 13, 2012, the suspect pleaded "guilty but mentally ill" to murder. On November 13, 2012, his was sentenced to 53 years without parole.

Lieutenant Jonas had served with the Centreville Police Department for 15 years and had previously served with the Alorton Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters, mother and 10 grandchildren.

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So sad that in this country you can have the defence of being stupid or mentally challenged, and not be sentenced to death. But you will be judged in the end.Rest well my brother and continue to watch over your loved ones. Heros go to heaven, cowards go to hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
June 2, 2017

 

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