Detective Christopher C. Jones
Officer Chris Jones was on a traffic stop on the northbound side of Route 1 near I-95 on the morning of January 29, 2009 when a tragic accident occurred that resulted in his death.
Officer Jones graduated from Bensalem High School in 1989 and attended a Criminal Justice course at Chapman University in California while serving in the U.S. Navy for seven years. Chris was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class in 1996. After leaving the Navy, he returned to Bucks County and worked at the Bucks County Prison for two years as a Corrections Officer. Chris became a Patrolman for Middletown Township in 1998. He is the only officer to lose his life in the line of duty in the history of the Middletown Township Police Department.
Having passed all the requirements to achieve the rank of Detective, Chris was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective. His badge number 4466 and patrol car call number 4429 have been retired in his honor.
Officer Jones was known throughout the community for his dedication to duty, his love of family, his compassion and respect for all human-kind. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him. He leaves behind his wife Suzanne, and three children, Christopher, Julianne and Brendan.
Donations in memory and honor of Police Officer Chris Jones can be made to the following:
Police Officer Chris Jones Children's Trust Fund
Philadelphia Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Bucks County Branch
852 E. Street Road
Warminster, PA 18954
Middletown Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1128
Langhorne, PA 19047
Please indicate Jones Family Fund in the memo portion of the check.
Detective Chris Jones' Foundation
Bucks County Heroes
National Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation