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Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Jones | Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Thomas W. Jones

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Jones was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a several suspects wanted for several Texas bank robberies and the murders of several Texas lawmen. Deputy Jones and a posse located the suspects' trail east of Corona, New Mexico, however, the suspects ambushed the posse. Deputy Jones was shot and killed. One of the supsects was shot and killed but the other escaped. That suspect was eventually apprehended, extradited to Texas, and executed.
In addition to murdering Chief Deputy Jones, the supsects were responsible for the murders of three Texas law enforcement officers: Sheriff John Moseley of the Swisher County Sheriff's Department; Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brown of the Wise County Sheriff's Department; and Deputy Harvey Bolin of the Lamb County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff Harvey S. "Harve" Bolin
Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff John C. Moseley
Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hamilton Brown, Jr.
Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, January 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Jones. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Lincoln County, New Mexico.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell gnaw on the souls of your murderers.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016

 

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