P.O. Charles T. Jones #3594

Name: Jones, Charles T.
Star: 3594
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 033 Precinct
End of Watch: 10-Nov-1912
Incident Details: Officer Charles Jones, 53, was a 29-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 33rd Precinct.

On November 10, 1912, Officer Jones, and his partner, Charles Gierman, saw a group of men loitering on the corner of Bloomingdale and Honore Streets.  As the officers approached, the group ran into a nearby shed and locked themselves inside.  The officers broke down the door and a struggle ensued.  According to Arthur Reich’s confession, Officer Jones fired two shots at Reich and one of the bullets grazed his arm.  Then, Reich disarmed Officer Gierman and shot Officer Jones twice.  Officer Jones was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Arthur Reich was arrested.  During the interrogation, Reich disclosed that he sold Officer Gierman’s gun to a bartender for $3.00.  Officers found the bartender and retrieved the weapon.

On November 19, 1912, a coroner’s jury charged Arthur Reich with first-degree murder.  Reich was acquitted of murder on May 3, 1913.

Arthur Reich was charged with first-degree murder.  He was acquitted of the murder on May 2, 1913.

Officer Jones was survived by his wife and five children.