Retired DPS officer drowned at Lake Alan Henry

Published: Oct. 1, 2015 at 3:14 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 30, 2015 at 4:29 PM CST
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GARZA COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - The Garza County Sheriff Office has confirmed that a Big Spring man who was a retired Department of Public Safety officer was found dead Wednesday as an apparent drowning victim.

Deputy Michael Isbell told KCBD news Thursday morning that the body of 54-year-old Weldon Jones was recovered by Texas Parks and Wildlife officers, Garza County Constable Pct 1 and assisted by the Garza County Sheriff Office.

His body was floating next to his capsized kayak in the Gobbler Creek area of Lake Alan Henry. A request for a welfare check went out at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday and the retired trooper's body was found at 6:43 p.m. floating face down next to his kayak.

Jones was a retired DPS officer who is said to have had an "impeccable record" with the highway patrol.

The Big Spring man was said to have been hunting and fishing alone at the lake on Wednesday. Garza County Deputy Isbell said that Weldon Jones had a cabin at the lake.

KCBD will continue to bring you details as they are available.

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