Captain Robert Ray Jones

Captain Robert Ray Jones

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 16, 1983

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Robert Ray Jones

Captain Jones was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who was demonstrating weapon-handling techniques. The officer drew a fully loaded .357 Magnum revolver and as he brought the weapon up it discharged, striking Captain Jones in the chest, killing him. The shooting was ruled accidental by the agency.

Captain Jones had served with the agency for 34 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

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