Patrolman
Wayne E. Jones
Terre Haute Police Department
Monday, June 25, 1951

Age: 35
Served: 1 year
Badge #:
Panel 33W, Line 14
Panel L8, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, June 21, 1951

Incident to Death Duration:
4 days
Incident Location:
19th Street and Washington Avenue, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Vigo
Incident Township:
Harrison
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute

   Patrolman Wayne Jones died from injuries he suffered four days earlier after being involved in a two-vehicle accident.

   He and his partner were en route to a call in which a construction lantern had fallen into a gas main excavation and caused an explosion. Their squad car collided with a fire department vehicle which was also responding to the call. His partner and the fire chief were seriously injured while a fire captain died at the scene.

   Patrolman Jones was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital were he died from his injuries four days later.


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