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Police Officer II James Rex Jensen, Jr. | Oxnard Police Department, California Oxnard Police Department, California

Police Officer II

James Rex Jensen, Jr.

Oxnard Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 13, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer James Jensen was shot and killed by friendly fire during a high risk warrant service. The agency's tactical team was serving a warrant on a house where three heavily armed drug-ring leaders were believed to be located.

Another officer, whose vision was obscured as the result of smoke grenades, mistook Officer Jensen for an armed suspect and opened fire on him with a shotgun. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Officer Jensen had served with the Oxnard Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Hey Jim, you were an amazing person. You were a very enthusiastic and a very dedicated officer. Someone who paid attention to detail and really cared about your fellow officers. For a few evening & graveyard shifts, you were my beat partner. I remember playing in a softball tournament with you, Randy and the others up north. I had a good time. You were even kind enough to helped me stay awake during those dead hours on graveyard after I played all day at a women's softball tournament. Thank you for all your help. You're a Hero. Semper Fi. Rest in Peace.

Debbie Gorzycki
Oxnard P.D. Retired
July 5, 2017

 

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