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Police Officer Brian W. Jones | Norfolk Police Department, Virginia Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Brian W. Jones

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, May 30, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 1651

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Brian Jones was shot and killed from ambush in the 7400 block of Wellington Road while investigating an earlier shooting.

Shortly before 11:00 pm the subject had been randomly firing his gun at citizens as he drove down Chesapeake Boulevard, killing a 17-year-old boy. A short time later Officer Jones located the vehicle parked outside of the subject's home on Wellington Road. An off duty officer responded to back him up and, while they were assessing the situation, the subject opened fire on them with a high powered rifle from inside his home.

Both officers were wounded in the gunfire. They were both transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where Officer Jones succumbed to his wounds.

The subject fled the scene in his vehicle but was located by another officer. After the vehicle crashed the subject exited with a firearm and began struggling with the officer who pursued him. The subject was shot and killed during the ensuing struggle.

Officer Jones was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Norfolk Police Department for five years. He was assigned to the Third Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

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Brian, I never had the privilege of knowing, I am close friends with officers that you have served with. I have heard the details about that night, and my heart break for you and your family. Know that the thin blue line is a tight knit family and we all feel like we have lost a brother. The bible says greater love have no man than to lay down his life for his friends. You made the ultimate sacrifice, today I salute you for your service. You maybe be gone, but HERO'S live forever.

Sergeant William Prescott
United States Army Military Police
October 1, 2015


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