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- Jan. 29, 1929 -
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Bethel Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 29, 1929
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 40 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Bethel Police Dept.
NC   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Tue. Jan. 29, 1929
Summary: Patrolman Jones shot and killed by a prisoner who was wanted in connection with a bank robbery. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Jones' service weapon and shot him several times, leaving him on the side of a rural road. Despite being mortally wounded, Patrolman Jones was able to walk a considerable distance before collapsing and dying.

The suspect fled to New York but was apprehended several months later after returning to North Carolina. He was convicted of Patrolman Jones' murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. After being paroled he committed a second murder in Atlanta, Georgia. He was returned to prison where he later died.

Patrolman Jones was survived by his wife and nine children.

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