Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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Jared Scott Jensen

Detective Jared Jensen was shot and killed while attempting to 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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2305

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 96 years

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Miss you so very very much Honey.
It is hard living where you haven't walked or where there are aren't reminders of you. Please carry me with you as I carry you with me-always.

Mom

Debby Hudson
mother of fallen officer
Colorado Springs Det. Jared S. Jensen
EOW 2-22-2006

September 2, 2020

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