Patrol Officer Lewis D. Jones, Jr.

Patrol Officer Lewis D. Jones, Jr.

Forrest City Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, June 4, 2000

Add to My Heroes

Lewis D. Jones, Jr.

Patrol Officer Lewis Jones was shot and killed after breaking up a fight while working an off-duty assignment at a local nightclub.

Officer Jones and a second officer escorted two individuals outside after the two began fighting. Several minutes later, the officers again went outside to check on the suspects and were met with gunfire from across the parking lot. One round struck Officer Jones in the chest. Both officers were able to return fire, striking the suspect in the leg before he fled. Officer Jones was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was arrested later in the day and charged with capital murder, and two counts of intent to commit capital murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Jones had served with the Forrest City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the Forrest City Housing Authority Patrol. He was survived by his two children and mother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 274

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

fight call

Most Recent Reflection

View all 34 Reflections

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.