Thursday, January 29, 2009

Officer, Neshaminy parent, killed in traffic accident

The Board was advised a short time ago of the passing of Middletown police officer Chris Jones. The following information was sent to us by Acting Superintendent Lou Muenker:

Officer Chris Jones from Middletown Township Police passed away a short time ago. Officer Jones was on a routine traffic stop on route 1 when he was hit by a passing car. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in very critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officer Jones was a Neshaminy parent and his wife is a former district employee (a cafeteria aide at Neshaminy Middle School). He leaves behind three children who attend Neshaminy High School, Maple Point Middle School and Hoover Elementary School. Officer Jones was well known, liked and respected in the community.

I know you will keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. (We) will be forwarding helpful information to the schools involved to assist students, staff and families in coping with this tragedy.

Thank you for your service, Officer Jones. Rest in Peace.

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