Patrolman Charles T. Jones

Patrolman Charles T. Jones

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 10, 1912

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Charles T. Jones

Patrolman Charles T. Jones was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at 1733 North Girard Street (present-day Honore Street).

Officer Jones and his partner attempted to arrest offenders wanted for committing several assaults on citizens. The assailants fled and barricaded themselves inside a shed. When the officers made a forced entry, they were brutally attacked. Officer Jones was severely beaten and shot several times. He died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Eight men were arrested a short time later. One admitted that he shot Officer Jones but said he did so in self-defense. He was tried and acquitted.

Patrolman Jones had served with the Chicago Police Department for over 29 years. He was survived by his wife, six sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 29 years, 4 months
  • Badge 3594

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Jones,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 10, 2022

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