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Officer Down: Deputy Sheriffs Steve Jones & Sam Leonard, shot/killed responding to a Barking Dog

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Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones (left) and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard (right)  Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas. End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021

 

EDEN, TEXAS--(May 10, 2021)--Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones, age 34 and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard, age 26, were shot and killed while responding to a complaint about a dog in the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden, Texas.

An altercation occurred as both deputies, along with an Eden municipal employee, made contact with a subject at a residence. The subject fatally shot both deputies and critically wounded the city employee before barricading himself inside of the home. The city mayor, who lived nearby, talked the man into surrendering approximately 30 minutes later.

The man has been charged with two counts of capital murder of a police officer.

Deputy Sheriff Jones had served with the Concho County Sheriff's Office for eight years.

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