Chief of Police Ray Wilson Jones

Chief of Police Ray Wilson Jones

Alamo Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, September 9, 1981

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Ray Wilson Jones

Chief of Police Ray Jones suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect he was attempting to arrest for domestic violence at a home on Mulberry Street.

He was able to subdue the subject and transported him to the Crockett County Jail, where a second altercation took place during the booking process. After the subject was turned over to deputies, Chief Jones left the jail to return to Alamo but suffered a heart attack as he drove away. His patrol vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in the parking lot of a nearby tractor dealership.

Chief Jones was a United States Army Korea War veteran and had served with the Alamo Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and brother.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge A-1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, domestic

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Chief Jones,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 9, 2023

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