Jones joined the District Attorney’s office on Oct. 1 last year after 25 years with the Memphis Police Department.
“I was ready for a change from patrol and with CID it was a chance to work a different aspect of a case after arrest,” he said. “It was time to complete the case.”
In the District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division, Jones interviewed victims and witnesses, served subpoenas, conducted surveillance on occasion, and provided security when needed.
He grew up in Decatur in the Atlanta area, but was intrigued by the Police Service Technician (PST) program offered by the Memphis Police Department. He heard about the program from then-Director Walter Winfrey.
“His wife, Mona, and my mother are first cousins, and she’s like my second mom,” Jones says, who lived with the Winfreys when he first came to Memphis. “They treated me like a son.”
In more than two dozen years with the police department, Jones worked in uniform patrol, organized crime, community policing, robbery, internal affairs, the FBI task force and crime scene.
“I really enjoyed the camaraderie and teamwork,” says Jones, who retired with the rank of lieutenant. “We worked together to help the community.”
Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said: “Brian was a great addition to this office in the short time we had him. We hate to see him leave, but wish him all the best as he returns to his Georgia home.”
Jones and his wife Kyndra have a son, Brison, 10, who lives at home, and two daughters, Brianna, 20, a student at Middle Tennessee State University, and Kayla Harris, 24, who works at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.
“I’m just going to take some time off and smell the roses,” he says, “before I get back into the hustle and bustle.”