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Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings | Butte County Sheriff's Office, California Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Randal Eugene Jennings

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 30

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed by Deputy Jennings

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Deputy Jennings was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Deputy Jennings had responded to a call in which it was reported that a man was beating his wife. Upon arrival a gun battle ensued in a dark field and Deputy Jennings was struck five times, twice in the neck, once in the wrist. Two shots were stopped by his bullet resistant vest.

Deputy Jennings was able to return fire and kill the suspect with one shot.

Deputy Jennings is survived by his wife, also a police officer, and his stepson.

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It's hard to believe so much time has passed. I will always remember that night. Butch and I receiving the call that you had been shot and not knowing your condition. We headed to the hospital and joined so many of your brothers and sisters. You were such a kind and gentle man. Your smile lit up the room. You and Terry were so good for each other. Now you and Butch are together. I hope you have much laughter and joy, but I still miss that smile.

RN Barbara Ellis
Oroville Hospital ER
May 21, 2016

 

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