Sheriff Benjamin Franklin Jones

Sheriff Benjamin Franklin Jones

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, September 20, 1876

Benjamin Franklin Jones

Sheriff Jones was shot and killed while standing in the store at McAlester Station (present day McAlester, Oklahoma). A suspect wanted by Sheriff Jones opened fire with a shotgun, striking Sheriff Jones through a window. The suspect immediately turned himself in to another officer and claimed self defense because he believed Sheriff Jones was going to shoot him on sight.

Sheriff Jones was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Sheriff Jones, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 20, 2010

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