Captain Charles R. Jones

Captain Charles R. Jones

Connersville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1970

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Charles R. Jones

Captain Charles Jones was struck and killed by a car when he and another officer stopped a car for a traffic infraction at the bridge on Indiana 44, east of the town.

The 35-year-old driver who struck him fled the scene but later turned himself in. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He was convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, fined $50.00, and sentenced to 90 days in jail. He was allowed to leave the jail Monday through Friday for 10 hours a day to work at his job and then return. Six months after his trial the state revoked his drivers license for an unknown amount of time.

Captain Jones was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Connersville Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 90 days

traffic stop, drunk driver, hit-and-run

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Rest in peace Captain Jones.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2020

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