The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Specialist (Patrolman 2) Robert E. Jones PS-82
Robert was born March 3, 1931 in Cincinnati to Frank R. and Christine (Gergen) Jones. He attended Norwood High School, graduating in 1949, and then the University of Cincinnati for a year majoring in accounting and marketing.
Beginning in March 1950, he worked for the Western Southern Life Insurance Company as an office machine operator. During December 1950, he took a position at the LeBlond Machine Tool Company as a cost clerk. He also joined the United States Naval Reserve.
On May 5, 1952, he was called up by the Navy for the Korean War and served as a radar operator for nineteen months aboard the heavy cruiser U.S.S. DeMoines (CA-134), which served as the flag ship for the 6th Fleet. Radarman (E-3) Jones was honorably discharged on December 18, 1954 with American Defense and Navy Occupation medals.
During March 1954, he returned to LeBlond Machine Tool Company as a Production Control Clerk.
Robert joined the Cincinnati Police Division on July 3, 1955 as a Police Recruit. He was promoted to Patrolman on October 10, 1955, issued Badge 788, and assigned to District 2 (314 Broadway). On February 10, 1957, he was rotated to District 7 (813 Beecher Street). Patrolman Jones’s request to return to District 2 was approved on April 20, 1958. He was promoted to Patrolman 2 on November 19, 1961 and assigned to the Juvenile Bureau where, according to his commander, Lieutenant Hochstrasser, he “performed in an excellent manner.” Specialist Jones retired on November 25, 1984 with 32 years of service to his country and community and 22 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
We are advised of the death of Specialist Jones on June 17, 2019.
He is predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Poremba. Specialist Jones is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carole (Broerman) Jones; children, Michael (Jennifer) Jones, Michelle (Raymond) Glutz, Daniel (Judy) Jones, Steven (Peggy) Jones, and Lori Ostmann; grandchildren, Matthew (Sheena) Meyer, Nichole (James) Alcorn, Robert (Reece) Jones, Zachary (Aurora) Jones, Kevin Jones, Ryan Ostmann, Jake Ostmann, Emma Jones, Adam Jones; and great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Luke, Claire, Coralee, Clayton, Christian, Cohen, Corbin, and Ellison.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 0900 – 1100 hours at St. Antoninus Church at 1500 Linneman Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238. The FOP Service will begin at 1030 hours and mass will take place at 1100 hours. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery at 810 Neeb Rd.
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