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

Detective

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 am stopping to remember you after 9 years and also your Dad who will be gone 1 year tomorrow. I use to meet him for breakfast and we would talk about our hero sons and the accomplishments you both attained in your short time here on earth. In honor of your Dad I entered his bio and photo on find a grave website which if anyone is interested can search for him by name. He was so proud of you and has every right because you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. Thank you for your dedication to others and say hi to your Dad for me.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
March 7, 2015

 

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