Patrol Officer Lewis D. Jones, Jr.

Patrol Officer Lewis D. Jones, Jr.

Forrest City Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, June 4, 2000

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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 nightclub on the 2000 block of Turner Avenue.

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 men 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 man in the leg before he fled. Officer Jones was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The subject, 25, 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 in prison without parole. In August of 1992, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison after he and his twin brother hit a Little Rock police officer in the head with a crowbar seriously injuring him.

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, secondary employment

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It was such an honor to work with for June. It was an honor to be his very close friend. It was more of an honor that His presence was such an humble space in life: the years of many laughs, conversations, trips and rides to FCPD taking June to work. He said this often and we LAUGHED about it frequently.."Yeah, Cheryl, you know they treat me like Fred Flinstone with this LIL put put car.. When I get ready to pull somebody over, actually I can run up to them and only use the blue light to the car!".. lol.. We LAUGHED so hard until our stomachs hurt of that LIL put put police car... He said and asked that I speak up in his demise should it happen..Oh well, here we are. With Peace love and honor my brother. Your soul is almost at peace...

Cheryl A Stewart

May 25, 2024

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