Detective Christopher Jones – 37 years old
Middletown Township Police Department, Langhorne, Pa
Died in the line of duty on 01/29/2009
Christopher C. Jones
Bucks County Courier Times
Patrolman Christopher C. Jones of Penndel died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty. He was 37.
Christopher was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and lived in Bensalem for many years, where he graduated from Bensalem High School in 1989.
He attended Chapman University in California.
He had resided in Penndel for the past eight years and was a member of Our Lady of Grace parish.
Christopher had been a police officer with Middletown Township Police Department for the past 10 years, where he served as a field training officer and was on the promotion list to become detective. He was a member of the Bucks County Fraternal Order of Police.
Christopher was a veteran of Desert Storm, serving with the U.S. Navy for seven years.
He was a former corrections officer for Bucks County for two years.
Christopher was the beloved husband of 17 years of Suzanne M. (Cahill) Jones; and was the loving father of Christopher D., Julianne and Brendan Jones. He was the devoted son of William and Dorothea (Fidler) Jones of Bensalem; and brother of Brian D. Jones and his wife, Nicole, of Bensalem, Russell S. Potens and his wife, Jeanine, of Philadelphia, and Andrew S. Potens and his wife, Kelley, of Philadelphia. He also will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Church, 225 S. Bellevue Ave., Penndel and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon. Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
Memorial contributions to establish a trust fund for Christopher’s children may be made to Philadelphia Police and Fire Federal Credit Union, Bucks County Branch, 852 E. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974.
Please visit www.legacy.com/philly to post remembrances for the family.
James J. Dougherty Funeral Home,
February 1, 2009 2:50 AM
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