source: BBC News
published: 1 July 2014
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has died “in his sleep” aged 59. Mr Jones, from Wolverhampton, was elected to the role as a Labour candidate in November 2012.
He courted controversy when he called for PCCs to be scrapped, but also lent his support to several campaigns while occupying the role.
His deputy Yvonne Mosquito confirmed he died on Tuesday morning, describing his death as a “huge loss” to policing. Bob was a dear friend and a deeply committed public servant. All our thoughts are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family at this sad time,” she said.
Mr Jones served as a Labour councillor in Wolverhampton for 33 years and was also a member of the West Midlands Police Authority.
In 2010 he was awarded a CBE for services to policing.
Wolverhampton City Council leader Roger Lawrence said Mr Jones “was a great public servant to Wolverhampton”.