Reserve Officer Joe Cobb Jones

Reserve Officer Joe Cobb Jones

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1972

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Joe Cobb Jones

Reserve Officer Joe Jones succumbed to injuries sustained the following day when his cruiser was struck by another police car as he responded to an emergency assistance call made by other officers.

Officer Jones was responding to an officer assistance call in the 700 block of South Beacon Street. While en route to the scene his police vehicle collided with another police vehicle near the intersection of Live Oak Street and North Fitzhugh Avenue. Both police vehicles involved had their emergency equipment activated when the collision occurred.

Officer Jones received massive injuries in the accident and died a short time later at Baylor Hospital.

Reserve Officer Jones was a military veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge R445
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, July 28, 1972

Back up for fellow officer(s), officer assistance

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Officer Jones,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 29, 2022

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