Officer Memorial

Deputy Sheriff Bill Jones, 53, of the Roane County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed along with his civilian rider by ambush by two brothers who held a grudge against the region’s law enforcement agencies. The two men opened fire on Deputy Jones’ car as he drove past a house belonging to the men’s grandparents. One of the suspects was shot during the ambush and was arrested at a local hospital after seeking treatment. The other brother remains at large.

Deputy Jones had served the Roane County Sheriff’s Office for only 9 months and had served in law enforcement for over 25 years.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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