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Chief of Police Bill Earl Jones | Lorenzo Police Department, Texas Lorenzo Police Department, Texas

Chief of Police

Bill Earl Jones

Lorenzo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 23, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/21/1985

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief of Police Bill Jones succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier after responding to a domestic disturbance in which a man had shot his son-in-law. As Chief Jones walked to the rear of the house the man came out and shot him as well. The suspect then committed suicide.

Chief Jones was transported to a hospital in Lubbock, where he died two days later.

Chief Jones had been with the Lorenzo Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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When my husband first went into law enforcement for Crosby Co, we were stationed in Lorenzo. Bill and his wife Joyce were so good to us. I was only 23 years old and didn't know anyone. Paul knew that Bill always "had his back." Good memories of so long ago.

Paul Stone - Deputy Sheriff, Crosby Co
August 19, 2012


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