Patrolman Vernon Wilson Jones

Patrolman Vernon Wilson Jones

Franklin Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, May 12, 1932

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Vernon Wilson Jones

Patrolman Jones was shot and killed by a man he caught in a cemetery with several bags of stolen peanuts.. The suspect, 28, was apprehended in Cape Charles two weeks later. He was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted to life by the governor on February 22, 1934.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 12, 2015

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