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Chief of Police P. Jenkins | Attalla Police Department, Alabama Attalla Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

P. Jenkins

Attalla Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, September 26, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief Jenkins was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two men for shooting at another person.

Chief Jenkins was making his night rounds in downtown Attalla when he walked past Fowler's Saloon. Chief Jenkins heard gunshots coming from the rear of the location. He entered and went to investigate. He found two men firing shots at an elderly man.

Chief Jenkins attempted to take them into custody when he was attacked. During the struggle one of the suspects was able to shoot and killed Chief Jenkins.

The suspects fled, but were spotted by a patrolman. When the patrolman ordered the suspects to halt, they opened fire, striking the patrolman in the arm. The patrolman was able to return fire, striking one of the suspects.

The suspect that was shot was later arrested when he sought medical attention for his gunshot wound.

Chief of Police Jenkins had served with the Attalla Police Department for less than one year.

He was survived by his wife and four children.

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