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.

   They were traveling east on Washington Avenue when their squad car collided with a fire department vehicle who was responding southbound on 19th Street.

   Captain Richard J. Gray, 55, who had served for 30 years with the Terre Haute Fire Department and was an occupant in the other vehicle, also died at the scene. The patrolman driving the squad car and the fire chief were seriously injured.

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

In Memoriam


Captain Richard J. Gray
Terre Haute Fire Department
• Honored on the Indiana Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Memorial in Indianapolis



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