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Deputy Sheriff James H. Jenkins | Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

James H. Jenkins

Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 11, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 21 years

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 30, 2011


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