Deputy Sheriff Sherri Katherine Jones

Deputy Sheriff Sherri Katherine Jones

Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 2011

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Sherri Katherine Jones

Deputy Sherri Jones was shot and killed in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse while preparing to transport a prisoner at approximately 2:30 p.m.

She was moving the prisoner from a courtroom to a transportation van to drive him to a state facility when he attacked her. She was overpowered and fatally shot with her own gun. The prisoner then stole the transport van and fled to Arkansas, where he was taken into custody. He was sentenced to 30 years for Deputy Jones' murder.

Deputy Jones had served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Department for six years. She is survived by her daughter, three stepsons, her mother, two brothers, a sister, and 10 grandchildren.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

EDP, transport

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