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Officer Jesse Lemuel Decatur Police Department, Alabama


Jesse Lemuel "Lem" Jones

Decatur Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, November 25, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/24/1906

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 23 years

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Officer Lem Jones was shot and killed after responding to a disorderly conduct call at a woman's home.

When he arrived at the scene he was fatally shot by two men who had planned to murder him. Both subjects were convicted of Officer Jones' murder. One of the convictions was overturned on appeal.

Officer Jones was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Very sad my mother never knew him.
Her Jones paternal grandfather.
What a hero.

David Gaston
Great grandson
March 16, 2016


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