P.O. Eddie N. Jones #11120

Name: Jones, Eddie N.
Star: 11120
Memorial Panel #: 5
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 010
End of Watch: 07 January 1991
Incident Details: Police Officer Eddie N. Jones, Jr., 28, was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 010 District Tactical Unit. On January 7, 1991, Officer Jones and his partner, Dennis Dobson, arrested Alexis Green for possession of a control substance. The officers searched and transported the offender to the Marquette District Police Station, where he was fingerprinted and charged. At the station, Green told the officers he could lead them to a “better bust.” The officers decided to follow up this lead and placed the handcuffed Green in their unmarked squad car. As the officers drove down Cermak Road near Western Avenue, Alexis Green reached into his pants and pulled out a gun that was not detected during an earlier search. Green forced the officers to pull their vehicle into Fairplay Finer Foods at 2200 S. Western Avenue and shot them both in the back of the head. He then reached over the front seat, took Officer Dobson’s handcuff keys and fled. Officer Dobson was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center and recovered from his injuries. Officer Jones succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead at Cook County Hospital. Green was apprehended hours later at an apartment building on the 3000 block of West 15th Street. He was charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, disarming a peace officer, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and armed violence. He is serving a 100-year sentence at the Menard Correctional Center and has a projected out date of January 8, 2045. Officer Jones’ funeral mass was held at Bethel Lutheran Church and he was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and daughter, Marsha.