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The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Woodbury County Sheriff's Office


Deputy Lewis R. Jones

Deputy Jones was shot and killed on Monday, December 19, 1921, during a period of strikes and civil unrest. Deputy Jones and other deputies were searching people in the streets for weapons when a man attacked a deputy. Deputy Jones was shot by the man as he chased him down the street. Other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Jones was 22 years old and was survived by his father.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)