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Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins | Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sergeant

Carlton Daniel Jenkins

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, August 28, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 1111

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Uncle Dan, I don't know a whole lot about you but I do know that you were a great man a loving son husband father and uncle and there's one specific memory I do actually remember of you when you were still walking this earth with us and that's when my mom your sister brought us up to see you and the family and I remember that we had an awesome time visiting you all you were fishing out in your front yard and we were all laughing and having a wonderful time.I was about 12 yrs old when you passed And when I found out that you were killed I it broke my heart that you were gone at such a young age and I just wish I could've had more time with you. I always talk about you to people telling them how brave you were and how proud I am to be your niece. I love you uncle Dan and I will always remember and miss you. Love always, your niece Charlatte

Charlatte
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July 18, 2016

 

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