Lester E. Jones
Indianapolis Police Department
Tuesday, February 7, 1933

Age: 52
Served: 19 years
Badge #:
Panel 41W, Line 8
Panel L26, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, February 7, 1933

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
22nd and Yandes streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Thompson submachine gun
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Sergeant Lester Jones was shot and killed by an outlaw gang when he and two other officers interrupted a robbery in progress.

   Responding to what was believed to be a disturbance at the People's Motor Coach Company, Sergeant Lester was struck three times with submachine gunfire as he entered the front door and died at the scene.

   The other officers engaged the two male suspects in a gunbattle before they fled the scene through a rear door.

   The shooter and four members of the Foggy Dean gang were apprehended about a month later in Erlanger, Kentucky. They each were later sentenced to life in prison.

   Sergeant Jones was survived by his wife and two sons.

The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

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