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Patrolman Jerry Alan Jones | Charleston Police Department, West Virginia Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman

Jerry Alan Jones

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Jerry Jones was accidentally shot and killed by another officer following a pursuit which culminated with the suspect ramming several patrol cars.

Patrolman Jones was on patrol when he spotted a vehicle that had been involved in an earlier hit and run accident. Patrolman Jones attempted to stop the vehicle at the east end of Charleston, but the suspect failed to stop and a pursuit began.
He was joined by three other officers who pursued the car to an area on Quick Road. The driver then used his truck as a weapon hitting the police cruisers at full throttle. The driver then turned the truck around in the space where he was cornered, and once again rammed the police cars being used as barricades.

The officers, believing they were in grave danger, opened fire on the suspect. The gunfire struck the suspect, but the crossfire also hit Patrolman Jones above his body armor, below his neck. The suspect and Patrolman Jones were both fatally wounded.

Patrolman Jones was transported to CAMC General where he succumbed to his wounds.

Patrolman Jones was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Charleston Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife.

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Thinking of you a lot today. You recently had a birthday, Oct 24th. I thought of you more on that day as well. You know, it just dawned on me that we were engaged on this weekend 10 years ago. Maybe that’s why my brain has been sorting through thoughts of you today. I can’t believe it has been that long. I don’t think my heart will ever be whole again. You took it with you! You are forever missed.

Samantha Jones
November 3, 2017

 

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