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Constable Columbus W. Jones | Pickens County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina Pickens County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina

Constable

Columbus W. Jones

Pickens County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1904

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Constable Columbus Jones was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant. He was shot when he arrived at the man's home near Easley to serve the warrant.

The subject fled the area but was arrested in Spartanburg County several days later.

The man was convicted of Constable Jones' murder and subsequently executed by hanging on August 26th, 1904.

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Constable Jones,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pickens County.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 5, 2016

 

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