01/06/2007

Tenn. trooper shot and killed during traffic stop

Officer Down: Trooper Calvin W. Jenks - [Nashville, Tennessee]


(ODMP)

Biographical Info

Age: 23

Additional Info: Trooper Jenks had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for almost 3 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, four brothers, a sister, grandparents and a large extended family.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Trooper Calvin Jenks was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop.

Date of Incident: January 6, 2007


From the Officer Down Memorial Page

Trooper Calvin Jenks was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Highways 14 and 54 in Tipton County.

During the stop, Trooper Jenks smelled marijuana from the vehicle and was told by the driver that there were drugs in the center console. When he asked the passenger if he had any drugs, the man produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Trooper Jenks once in the head and once in the body.

Both men fled the scene but were arrested 13 hours later in Nashville, approximately 200 miles from where the shooting occurred.

Trooper Jenks' body was found next to his patrol car by two hunters who were in the area. His patrol car's video camera recorded the entire incident.

Trooper Jenks had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for almost 3 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, four brothers, a sister, grandparents and a large extended family. 

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