Police Officer Brad Jones Glendale Police Department, Arizona EoW: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Police Officer Brad Jones | Glendale Police Department, ArizonaGlendale Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Brad Jones

Glendale Police Department, Arizona
End of Watch: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: October 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody

Agency Contact Information

Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 930-3000

Police Officer Brad Jones was wounded while accompanying a probation officer on a meeting with a convict at an apartment complex ear the intersection of North 75th Avenue and West Glendale Avenue.
During the meeting, the suspect pulled out a weapon and fired at officer Jones. He then fled in the officer’s vehicle. Officer Jones was able to make a radio call and responding officers pursued the suspect until he crashed on west Glendale Avenue. The suspect attempted to flee, but exchanged gunfire with the officers and was critically wounded.
Officer Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where he died from his injuries.
Officer Jones had served with the Glendale Police Department for four years.

A Glendale police officer who was shot Friday night died in the hospital overnight, police said.

Officer Brad Jones, 27, passed away from his injuries at about 1 a.m. Saturday, surrounded by friends, family and other officers, said a tearful Glendale Police Chief Steven Conrad.

Jones had been with Glendale police for about four years and is survived by his wife and two young children, Conrad said.

“He was a devoted husband and father, and I would ask you all to keep them in your prayers,” he said.

Jones was shot Friday at an apartment complex near 75th and Glendale avenues while accompanying a probation officer to a meeting with a convict. It was during this meeting that the probationer pulled out a gun and began firing, striking the police officer at least once before fleeing in his vehicle, said Brent Coombs, a Glendale police spokesman.

Coombs said the officer managed to call for help about 8:30 p.m. and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Meanwhile, responding officers pursued the suspect in the stolen police car, which crashed in the 8100 block of West Glendale Avenue.

Coombs said the suspect attempted to run away but received life-threatening injuries to his upper body in an exchange of gunfire with police.

The suspect, 20-year-old Ryan Heisler, remains in critical condition at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.

It is not uncommon for Glendale police to accompany probation officers to such meetings, Coombs said. He did not know what Heisler was on probation for, nor could he give details on Jones’ injuries, pending investigation.

Detectives are still investigating the scene, and Glendale Avenue is expected to be closed from 75th to 83rd avenues until at least 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.


7 Responses to “Police Officer Brad Jones Glendale Police Department, Arizona EoW: Saturday, October 29, 2011”

  1. 1 Laura Kubik October 29, 2011 at 18:37

    Just so sad! May God comfort his wife and children. Such a crime.

  2. 3 Dan Scammell October 29, 2011 at 19:49

    Deport Illegal criminals,and make room for assholes like Ryan Heisler that should be in PRISON and not on the street to kill Police or citizens.RIP and bless his family….We need to get our America back..

  3. 4 Rick Echols October 29, 2011 at 20:33

    My heart goes out to the family of Officer Jones. I grieve with you, but I also know that Father God now has him.

  4. 5 Harold Tucker October 30, 2011 at 00:15

    To the family, fellow officers and friends of Brad,

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to all during this horrible time. I am a disabled retired police officer from Bristol Tennessee. I know this pain all to well. I lost two partners in my career to criminal murderers. One in 1996 the other in 2004. The loss is a deep wound to all that know Brad. I can say that over time the pain lessens but I would be lying. During this time and the days and years to come you will think many times about him, who he is and how much it hurts that he is gone. They say that God has a plan for all of us but it does not say we have to like it. Know that Brad is in a better place. He will visit all of you often. He will be there during the good and bad times. Brad will show up when you least expect it but when you need him most. I know I should be more upbeat but know that this is the way it has became. Life is now but also there is life in death. A new life where Brad is going to roll call with the biggest Chief of all. There he will serve with the same pride as he did with the Glendale Police Department. Brad will be backing you all up, watching for your safety. You know this is true because that is how he is. He will be with his wife and children, loving and caring as any husband and father would.

    Please, may God Bless each and everyone of you. God is blessing Brad now and assigning him an FTO to show him his new patrol zone.

    I wish I could come there from here in California to give my respects. But disabilities don’t allow that.

    Harold Tucker 358 BTPD
    Army disabled veteran and police officer

  5. 6 Scott B. October 31, 2011 at 10:21

    This really touches me. My cousin is a officer on the same department. God bless him, his family and his fellow officers in this tough time. RIP brother.

  6. 7 Savannah November 2, 2011 at 15:35

    I can only help the murderer dies in the hospital so that the poor family does not need to go through the 20 year long court process to see justice done.

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