Constable Lee Olen Jones

Constable Lee Olen Jones

Cameron County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 21, 1944

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Lee Olen Jones

Constable Lee Jones was shot and killed by a subject he had just arrested for attempted murder.

Constable Jones struck the man with his blackjack during the arrest and, feeling he no longer posed a threat, placed him in his patrol car without handcuffing him. During the drive to jail the man attacked Constable Jones, took his gun, and fatally shot.

The man fled to Mexico and was never apprehended.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Constable Lee Olen Jones was my grandfather. Since I wasn’t born until 1947 I missed knowing him. Thank you my grandfather for all you have done in service to your community. This site was sent to me by a cousin who happened upon it. It is comforting to know he is still remembered. Thank you all.

Glenda Jones Kessler

June 21, 2019

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