Inspector Jot Gunter Jones

Inspector Jot Gunter Jones

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1922

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Jot Gunter Jones

Inspector Jot Jones was shot and killed after arresting a man suspected of possessing illegal liquor in Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas.

He and his partner arrested the man at a dance hall at about midnight, but the subject managed to knock a revolver from Inspector Jones' hand. The man grabbed the weapon from the ground and shot Inspector Jones three times Inspector Jones lived about 15 minutes after the shooting. The other inspector wounded the man, but he managed to escape and is believed to have fled into Mexico.

The subject was a notorious criminal, having served time in prison in Texas or Louisiana for a killing several years prior.

Inspector Jones had served with the United States Customs Service for eight months. He was a widower at the time of his death.

His home was in San Antonio and his body was shipped there for burial in the Mission Burial Park.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped into Mexico

arrest, alcohol violation, convicted felon

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Inspector Jones,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2022

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