June 3, 2014

Brian Jones - Law Enforcement - Norfolk, Virginia

Police Officer Brian Jones, age 35, died in the line of duty on May 31, 2014, at a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. 
Brian Jones

Officer Jones was a member of the Norfolk Police Department.  He worked with the Third Patrol Division. He had five years of service. 

Late in the evening on May 30, 2014, James Brown, age 29, had been randomly firing a gun while he was driving down a city street.  He killed a 17 year old boy, Mark Rodriguez. 

Officer Jones located the vehicle outside a residence and an off duty officer responded as backup.  Before they could enter the premises, James Brown opened fire on them with a high powered rifle from inside his home. 

Both officers were wounded in the gunfire. They were both transported to a local hospital where Officer Jones succumbed to his wounds several hours later. 
James Brown

James Brown fled the scene in his vehicle but was located by another officer. After the vehicle crashed, Brown exited with a firearm and began struggling with the officer who pursued him. James Brown was shot and killed during the ensuing struggle.

James Brown had a history of gun mania.  His neighbors called him Wyatt Earp because he was always packing a pistol with lots of ammunition on hand.  He had served a year in jail for assaulting a law enforcement officer.  He was banned from numerous bars for being a jerk and often did not work. This dude was bad news from the get-go.

Brian was from Livingston County, Kentucky.  He left Kentucky after high school to join the Navy. He served from 1999 until 2007.  

However, he had always wanted to be a law enforcement officer. He was a man of faith and had often preached at a Pentecostal Church in his home state. 

Friends describe him as a good man who tried to do his best.  He was helpful,
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Brian and for those who
have lost him
committed and focused.

The Norfolk Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Brian will be forever remembered. 

Brian's family are devastated over his tragic and senseless death. He will be forever mourned.

Brian is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents; his wife, Rebekah; two young sons and a young daughter.

Thank you for your service to the public, Brian.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Brian is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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