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Detective Jared Scott Jensen | Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado


Jared Scott Jensen

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 2305

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 96 years

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Detective Jared Jensen was shot and killed while attempting arrest a parolee who was wanted for attempted murder.

Detective Jensen radioed dispatch that he had spotted the suspect near the intersection of Costilla Street and Hancock Avenue and that he was going to make contact with the suspect. After approaching the suspect, Detective Jensen was shot once in the face. Detective Jensen fell to the ground, and the suspect stood over him and shot him again in the face.

Four minutes later citizens called to report a shooting. Responding officers located Detective Jensen on the sidewalk suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended by FBI and ATF agents following a massive manhunt and was subsequently convicted of second degree murder. On May 5, 2008, he was sentenced to 96 years in prison.

Detective Jensen had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 3.5 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, sister, two step-brothers, and two step-sisters. One of his brothers also serves with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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I was a babysitter for Jared and his brother and sister back in the late 80s - something got me thinking about what wonderful, sweet children they were back then, and I decided to look them up. How terribly sad I was to find Jared's name here. To Jeff and Jonika (and your mom), I am so sorry for your incomprehensible loss. All three of you were always the sweetest, most well-behaved children, and I have no doubt you grew up to be similarly wonderful adults. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and know that I have such special memories of our times spent together (along with your spunky black lab in the makeshift pen in your garage), in Spring Lake. I know Jared's legacy lives on through both of you.

Jill Miller Rockwell
September 12, 2015


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