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- May. 21, 1971 -
(20114)

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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 21, 1971
Race/Sex: Black Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept. - NY
1 Police Plaza  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Ambush
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 5 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Fri. May. 21, 1971
Summary: Patrolmen Jones and Joseph Piagentini were shot and killed in the 32nd Precinct when they were ambushed by members of the Black Liberation Army.

As the two patrolmen were returning to their cruiser at approximately 2200 hours, three suspects snuck up behind them and opened fire. Patrolman Jones was struck in the back of the head and killed instantly. Patrolman Piagentini was shot 13 times and succumbed to his injuries en route to the hospital.

One of the suspects stole Patrolman Jones' weapon which was later recovered in San Francisco, California, after several BLA members opened fire on a San Francisco police officer.

The three suspects were arrested and sentenced to 25 years to life. One of the suspects died in prison. The other two were denied parole in 2002 and 2004. These two suspects, along with five others, were also involved in the murder of Sergeant John Victor Young of the San Francisco Police Department on August 29, 1971.

Patrolman Jones had been employed with the New York City Police Department for five years, and is survived by his wife and three children. The Black Liberation Army was a violent, radical group that attempted to fight for independence from the United States government in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The BLA was responsible for the murders of more than 10 police officers around the country. They were also responsible for violent attacks around the country that left many police officers woun

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