Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation (SBS)
Camdenton, Missouri, United States
Shelley Jones graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice. In 1993, she was hired as a patrol officer by the Columbia (MO) Police Department and 10 years later joined their new Motorcycle Unit. She retired as an Assistant Chief after 21 years of service. Ms. Jones is the recipient of the Medal Valor and named Missouri Peace Officer of Year-1996.
In 2014, upon retiring from law enforcement, Ms. Jones joined National Concerns of Police Survivors as the Director of Operations. While at C.O.P.S. she learned that the leadership was concerned about the lack of services for the families of officers who die by suicide. Ms. Jones submitted a proposal to the National Board and in May 2020, with the blessing and support of C.O.P.S., left C.O.P.S. along with another staff member, and together they started a new non-profit organization, Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation, Inc. (SBS).
Ms. Jones is a surviving co-worker of Columbia Police Officer Michael Goldberg who died by suicide in 2007 and Officer Molly Thomas-Bowden who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.
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