Glendale police suffered a loss that those of us in Massachusetts are too familiar with ourselves when one of their 27 year old patrolmen was shot and killed this past weekend. From the officer down page:
Police Officer Brad Jones was shot and killed while assisting a probation officer during a meeting with a parolee at an apartment complex near the intersection of North 75th Avenue and West Glendale Avenue.
When Officer Jones arrived he made contact with the subject in the parking lot. The man suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, wounding Officer Jones. He then stole Officer Jones’ patrol car and fled the scene.
Despite his wounds, Officer Jones was able to radio for assistance and alert other officers to the shooting. Responding officers pursued the suspect until he crashed on West Glendale Avenue. The man attempted to flee, but exchanged gunfire with the officers and was critically wounded.
Officer Jones was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where he died from his injuries at approximately 1:00 am.
Officer Jones had served with the Glendale Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
The death by gunfire of law enforcement is up 13% over last year as October comes to a close.
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon