Police Officer Charles B. Jones

Police Officer Charles B. Jones

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 5, 1919

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Charles B. Jones

Police Officer Jones was shot and killed while attempting to break up a crap game at 13th street and Rodman Street. Despite being mortally wounded he was able to return fire and wound the suspect who shot him and seriously wound the suspect's brother. Both were charged with murder.

On October 21, 1920, the gunman, 30, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 16 years.

Officer Jones had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for two years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years, 4 months
  • Badge 1977

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 16 years


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No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 5, 2020

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