The Kaufman County community is still mourning the death of precinct 4 constable Chad Jones after his sudden death while on duty last Wednesday.
The 42-year-old Constable was on duty at the Kaufman County Courthouse last Wednesday, June 12 when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was transported to Kaufman Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
After the Wednesday incident, precinct 2 constable Jason Johnson said “Today we have lost one of our finest constables for Kaufman County. Constable Chad Jones was a professional, hard-working, dedicated elected official and cared for this county without pause.”
“We ask that you please keep his family, friends and staff in your thoughts and prayers during this tragic time,” Precinct 3 constable Keith Stephens added.
Jones was first elected as constable of Precinct 4 in 2016. Before his election, he worked out of the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office.
Chad Jones’ family has since released a statement reading:
“Words alone cannot express the sudden loss and sadness our family has experienced this week. Many of you knew Chad as a public servant who did his best to serve Kaufman County, which he did proudly for many years. To our family he was a proud and loving father to four daughters and a son. He was a loving and devoted husband, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin. His absence has already been felt and will be for many years.
“Chad’s life was cut too short, however his legacy has already touched our family. We have received unbelievable love and support from the citizens of Kaufman County, the law enforcement family, countless friends and perfect strangers. There is no doubt Chad touched many and now his kindness is being returned to his family.
“We would like to thank those of you who have reached out to our family with thoughts, prayers, food and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers in the weeks and months ahead.”