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Patrolman Eugene Garland Jones | Bethel Police Department, North Carolina Bethel Police Department, North Carolina


Eugene Garland Jones

Bethel Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 29, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Jones shot and killed by a prisoner who was wanted in connection with a bank robbery. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Jones' service weapon and shot him several times, leaving him on the side of a rural road. Despite being mortally wounded, Patrolman Jones was able to walk a considerable distance before collapsing and dying.

The suspect fled to New York but was apprehended several months later after returning to North Carolina. He was convicted of Patrolman Jones' murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. After being paroled he committed a second murder in Atlanta, Georgia. He was returned to prison where he later died.

Patrolman Jones was survived by his wife and nine children.

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God Bless Officer Jones my grandfather I never met and a father my mom never met, but is so proud of for his for his bravery and dedication and giving his life in the line of duty to this very day.
She was highlighted in the news and paper in Greenville NC yesterday as a special guest at this years Dedication Memorial service for our fallen officers of Pitt Co. My mom at 84 is still so proud of her Dad and his stories handed down through the years and of her Mom Bessie Jones who managed to raise 9 children as a single mom and widow during the Depression. Bessie Jones lived to be 94 and I still miss her, because she was the center of all our lives until the day she passed away.
Her love of family, kids and grandkids, and family gatherings has passed on to my mother and as my daughter and son will tell you daily about Mildred Jones Daniel. " Mammie is the best Grandmother in the whole world, I love that Mammie"
I as one of the many grandchildren only new Bessie Jones wife of fallen officer Eugene Jones, as my only grandparent. My father, Maj.Plummer Alston Daniel, served in WWII, parents died when he was only 16. I wish I could have met all these wonderful people. My Dad died many years ago of cancer and I miss him and wish he could have met his grandkids. God Bless them all!

Winifred Daniel Hassell
May 23, 2013


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