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Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Dwayne Janey | Putnam County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Putnam County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Jonathan Dwayne Janey

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, August 17, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 34

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Jonathan Janey was shot and killed while conducting a stakeout at a residence believed to be the target of an arson. At approximately 1:15 am he observed a suspect enter the house with two one-gallon jugs. Deputy Janey moved to the side of the house and observe the man inside spreading the contents of the jugs on the floor. The suspect spotted Deputy Janey and fled out of the rear of the house. Deputy Janey gave chase and was able to get catch the suspect and put one handcuff on him.

The man then spun around and struck Deputy Janey in the head with the handcuff, pulled a .357 caliber handgun from the front of his waste band, and shot Deputy Janey twice in the chest. As Deputy Janey lay on the ground the suspect then shot him once more in the head. The suspect was apprehend and sentenced to life. He was denied parole on October 25, 2011.

Deputy Janey had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his parents, sister, brother, two nieces, and a nephew.

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JOHN I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU AND THE TIMES WE HAD AS MEMBERS OF THE 46TH BASIC CLASS AT THE WV. STATE POLICE ACADEMY. YOUR CAREER WAS CUT SHORT. I KHOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN LOOKING DOWN AT THE REST OF US. GOD HAD A SPECIAL DESTINY FOR YOU. I SALUTE YOU OLD FRIEND.
DECEMBER 30,2015

CPL. KENNETH WINTER-RETIRED
WV. NATURAL RESOURCES POLICE
December 30, 2015

 

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