Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 12/11/1928
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 21 years
Deputy James Jenkins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three youths for liquor violations. The three, ages 15, 16, and 18, were each convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison.
The 15 year-old suspect was paroled in 1932. On June 28, 1933, he was shot and killed by a man he was arguing with over a girl.
Deputy Jenkins had served with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department for 20 years and was survived by his wife and four children.