Deputy Sheriff Sherri Katherine Jones

Deputy Sheriff Sherri Katherine Jones

Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 2011

Sherri Katherine Jones

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 p.m.

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. He was sentenced to 30 years for Deputy Jones' murder.

Deputy Jones had served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Department for six years.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

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