Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/18/2011
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: In custody
Deputy Sherri Jones was shot and killed in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse while preparing to transport a prisoner at approximately 2:30 pm.
She was moving the prisoner from a courtroom to a transportation van to drive him to a state facility when he attacked her. She was overpowered and fatally shot with her own gun. The prisoner then stole the transport van and fled to Arkansas where he was taken into custody.
Deputy Jones had served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Department for six years.