Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins

Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 2000

Carlton Daniel Jenkins

Sergeant Carlton Jenkins was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a robbery suspect on I-95 shortly after midnight.

Sergeant Jenkins had stopped an older model vehicle in response to a bulletin put out by a neighboring jurisdiction in Florida. The want was for a suspect in several armed robberies which had happened earlier in the evening.

During the stop, Sergeant Jenkins ordered the suspect to exit and approach the rear of the vehicle. However, the suspect did not comply and stood in doorway of the vehicle. Sergeant Jenkins repeated his order as the suspect reached inside the vehicle saying he was retrieving his license. He immediately turned and fired four shots at the officer. As Sergeant Jenkins was laying on the ground, the suspect took his handgun and shot him in the head, killing him. The entire incident occurred in less than 20 seconds, 13 of which Sergeant Jenkins was being fired upon.

A passing truck driver witnessed part of the incident and called for help using Sergeant Jenkins' radio. The trucker was able to give a description of the vehicle and the suspect was arrested approximately four hours later. The man was sentenced to two life sentences, plus 35 years, without the possibility of parole.

Sergeant Jenkins had been with the Camden County Sheriff's Department for 7 years, and had been in law enforcement for 11 years. The Camden County Sheriff's Department awarded him, Officer of the Year, in 1999. He is survived by his wife and five children.

In August of 2010, the 28th of August was declared to be Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins Day in Camden County.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1111

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Well Dan, I can't believe it's been almost 18 years since I've gotten to see you.. you were basically family to me. My second dad. You were always there for me when my dad was off to see. Your daughter and I were best friends and I remember so many times of being at your house and playing outside.. I was reading all these comments of you being on World's Wildest Police Videos and I had to go see it for myself. I cried so much just from hearing your voice. but let me tell you, it is nice to know that I can just watch it and hear your voice whenever needed.. I miss you so much. Thank you for everything you ever did for me and for the Camden County Police station . You will for ever be loved. ❤

Basically your niece,
Delaney Ripley

Delaney Ripley
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May 15, 2018

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