The Elgin Police Department is mourning the loss of Kimball Middle School Resource Officer Stevenson Jones, who died suddenly on Sunday, May 7, at an area hospital.
Jones, 59, was a 28-year veteran of the department who was active in community policing.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened as we know the community is, as well,” Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda said in a Facebook post. “Steve worked for 28 years making Elgin a better place. We miss him already.”
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral services will start with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 at at the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W Washington Boulevard, Chicago IL 60624. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge/Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillside.
Remembering Officer Stevenson Jones
This week, a tree planted at Kimball Middle School by the Northeast Neighborhood Association pays tribute Jones. The tree is near his office door at the school, and the front of the police station.
“As a community we are all grieving the loss of Steve and through these displays of support it shows that he is missed already and will never be forgotten,” Swoboda said.