March 21, 2012

Donald Jones - Firefighter - Arkansas

Firefighter Captain Donald L. Jones, age 56, died on March 19, 2012, in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Donald was a member of the Jacksonville Fire Department. He had 31 years of service. 

Captain Jones responded with other firefighters and police to a single-vehicle accident that involved a damaged gas main. While working to clear the scene of the accident, a second motor vehicle reportedly accelerated and veered off of the road striking two firefighters and a police officer. Captain Jones was killed upon impact. 
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of Firefighters, pray for

The driver of the second vehicle has been charged with 2nd degree murder and two counts of criminal intent to commit 2nd degree murder given that, according to witnesses, this person allegedly did not try to stop and in fact, sped up and intentionally hit the emergency personnel. 

Fire Department officials stated that Donald gave 31 years of dedicated service to the community. 

Donald is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Donald Jones is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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