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


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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Hello, I am from Las Vegas, NV and I had heard about this tragic event on World's Wildest Police Videos approximately 7 years ago and still sorrowful. I believe you are indeed a wonderful person, a beloving father+son+husband+brother who really made a difference for your children and the mother of your children as well. Something good will come out of this. For now, a pension, life insurance, a place for you to be for now and your current reunion with others close to you, are four gifts with more to follow, including a gradual future reunion with your family. I have an idea for a protection system method. If successful, it will also help protect your loved ones and more to follow. For you and your current+future loved ones. Along with millions of others throughout the nation of course. I am just letting you know, because for you, I understand what a gift it would be for you and your others.

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