Police Officer Herman A. Jones, Sr.

Police Officer Herman A. Jones, Sr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 1993

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Herman A. Jones, Sr.

Police Officer Jones was shot and killed during a robbery attempting as he waited for carryout food at a restaurant in the 1500 block of North Gay Street.

Three teenagers entered the restaurant and grabbed Officer Jones, who was off-duty. One of the teenagers drew a .38 caliber handgun and shot Officer Jones twice. Officer Jones was able to return fire, striking two of the suspects. All three suspects were later arrested.

The 17-year-old shooter was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life. The other two, both 16, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Officer Jones had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

juvenile offender, off duty, robbery

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When I heard about my brother's passing, I was blown away. I worked with Herman in the Central District from 1980-1987. I worked sectors 1,3, and 4. At that time, Lt. Joe Sullivan was our Shift Commander, and Maj. Leon Tomlin and Maj. Mervin Spiwak were our District Commanders. I first met Herman when he was working in sector 2, Lafayette Terrace during the wild and crazy crack epidemic that took over all of the known high rise projects in the city. He backed me up on a many calls when I was working 132 car in sector three. I was an on view type patrol officer, meaning I took the battle to the dudes on the street, and Herman knew that if I called for backup, I was tussling with some motherfuckers. One thing about Herman, he was never in a hurry. He loved to eat, and would always tell me about places to eat. He had his share of hangouts on his post. He treated life as it treated him. He was cool, calm, and collected. The young niggas who took that man from his family and the force got what they deserved. I wished I was still on the force when he needed help. Trust me, the outcome would have been different. He was a soldier because he was able shoot two of those bitches before he died. THAT'S WHAT SOLDIERS DO. GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST ALL ODDS. I miss you man. Mike.

Keep your head up family, Your father will always be a hero.

Michael McCormick
DIr of Advance Criminology

January 9, 2020

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