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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Dear Herman,

I was looking for some information and in doing so was lead to this page. I reflect back to the times when you and Officer Greene would pick me up in the morning and take me to work when I was a cadet and you two were assigned to the Central District. Sometimes I would be running just a little late but you never left me. You watched me grow up in the department and witnessed me reach the rank of lieutenant. Well, Big Brother, just to let you know that I went further up the ladder....and after retirement became a lawyer and college professor.

Thanks for having been you in your lifetime Big Brother....Continue to rest in peace.

Barry W. Powell - Retired Deputy Comm.
Baltimore Police Department

May 25, 2019

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