Patrolman Ernest M. Jones

Patrolman Ernest M. Jones

Highland Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, October 31, 1926

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Ernest M. Jones

Patrolman Ernest Jones was shot and killed when he responded to a noise complaint at an apartment complex at 257 Highland Street.

When the occupants opened the door they opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Jones. The investigation revealed that the suspects had just committed a bank robbery and were involved in an argument with each other over the proceeds. All of the suspects were apprehended and convicted.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

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

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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