Patrolman Earnest Marioneth Jones

Patrolman Earnest Marioneth Jones

Highland Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, October 31, 1926

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Earnest Marioneth Jones

Patrolman Earnest Jones was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a noise complaint involving two men and a woman at an apartment complex at 257 Highland Street.

When the door was opened a terrific gunfight began. One of the men shot and killed the woman. The second man then shot and killed the first man and Patrolman Jones, before Patrolman Jones' partner shot and killed him. An investigation revealed that the subjects had just committed a bank robbery and were involved in an argument with each other over the proceeds.

The subject killed by the second man was wanted for several major crimes including two murders and robberies.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

noise complaint, robbery

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According to True Detectives Magazine May 1930 the suspect who killed the officer and wounded two other officers was himself shot and killed; in the apartment was found the bodies of a man and a woman who had been killed by the suspect in the aftermath of a quarrel of the stolen loot of a Mail robbery in which a mail driver was killed


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