Corporal Arlie Jones

Corporal Arlie Jones

Odessa Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 8, 2007

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Arlie Jones

Corporal Arlie Jones, Corporal Scott Gardner, and Corporal Abel Marquez were shot and killed when they responded to a domestic violence call.

When the three officers arrived, the victim left her home and told the officers that her husband had hit her. The officers were unable to gain entry into the home through the front door. They then attempted to gain entry through the back door. As they did, the suspect opened fire, killing Corporal Jones and Corporal Gardner, and critically wounding Corporal Marquez.

The suspect was later shot and taken into custody after a four hour standoff. He passed away of cancer on May 31, 2011, before standing trial.

Corporal Marquez was transported to a local hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away four days later.

Corporal Jones had served with the Odessa Police Department for 23 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 474

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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Almost 15 years after his death, I discovered I had a cousin in law enforcement who had been killed in the line of duty. The more I learn about Arlie "Lee" Jones, the more impressed I am with his character. RIP, Brother we have it from here.

Captain Robert Jones
Irving Police Department, Retired

August 8, 2022

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