Chief of Police Bill Earl Jones

Chief of Police Bill Earl Jones

Lorenzo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 23, 1985

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Bill Earl Jones

Chief of Police Bill Jones succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier after responding to a domestic disturbance in which a man had shot his son-in-law. As Chief Jones walked to the rear of the house the man came out and shot him as well. The suspect then committed suicide.

Chief Jones was transported to a hospital in Lubbock, where he died two days later.

Chief Jones had been with the Lorenzo Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 21, 1985
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Chief Jones,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lorenzo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 23, 2019

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