Hired: April 1, 1986
Died: December 13, 1997 at 35 years of age
Survivors/Wife: Thelma Jones (mother); Children: Two Children
On December 13th, 1997, Sgt. Jones died, the result of a two vehicle crash on Oil Well Road. Sgt. Jones died instantly when his marked patrol unit left the roadway and struck a tree after being struck by another vehicle. Sergeant Jones was an eleven year veteran having served in Uniform Patrol, the SWAT team, Vice and Narcotics and the D.R.I.L.L. Academy. He was an avid athlete. In 1995, he won a Silver Medal in weight lifting competitions during the Florida Police Olympics. Sgt. Jones worked closely with troubled youth and was a positive role model.