Captain
Charles R. Jones
Connersville Police Department
Friday, March 27, 1970

Age: 47
Served: 12 years
Badge #:
Panel 44W, Line 7
Panel L10, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, March 27, 1970
02:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 44 at Whitewater River bridge, Connersville
Incident County:
Fayette
Incident Township:
Connersville
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 90 days
Burial Place:
Dale Cemetery, Connersville

   Captain Charles Jones was killed during a traffic stop.

   He and another officer had stopped a car for a traffic infraction when Captain Jones was struck and killed by a passing vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

   The 35-year-old driver turned himself into the sheriff later that day. He was charged with reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop after an accident. After pleading guilty, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $50 for failure to stop after an accident while the other charges were dismissed.

   Captain Jones was survived by his wife, four children and parents.

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United States Naval Reserve
World War II



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