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 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

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, domestic

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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