Deputy Sheriff Lewis R. Jones

Deputy Sheriff Lewis R. Jones

Woodbury County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, December 19, 1921

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Lewis R. Jones

Deputy Sheriff Lewis Jones was shot and killed during a period of strikes and civil unrest in the area of Leech Avenue and Chambers Street (modern-day Cunningham Drive) near the Sioux City Packing House.

He and other deputies were searching people in the streets for weapons when a man attacked another deputy. Deputy Jones was shot by the man as he chased him down the street. Other deputies returned fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Jones was survived by his father who served as the Sheriff at the time of his murder.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

strike, civil unrest

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Deputy Sheriff Jones,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Woodbury County.


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December 19, 2021

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