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Marshal Lon F. Jones | Piedmont Police Department, Missouri Piedmont Police Department, Missouri

Marshal

Lon F. Jones

Piedmont Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, April 10, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Jones was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace and for discharging a gun in a saloon. He had been elected Marshal for one year.

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Southern Missouri was a wild place in those days often called the Rackensack, a term for "wilderness".
The life of police officer would, without a doubt, be stressful in that sort of setting.
Medicine, transportation, assistance, communication would all be very slow in those days, the 1890's.
But, things have changed in many ways here in the 21stC.
And, that's a part of what any officer back in the day or now bring to the table....the sense of organized commuity, of improving community. We work to serve and preserve. May God Bless the sacrifice these heroes make for all of us.

Lt. Donn Hornberger
State of Illinois, DOC
May 31, 2013

 

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