Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Lynched by mob
Chief Joe Jenkins was shot and killed with his own service weapon while struggling with an intoxicated subject.
The suspect was lynched by an angry mob on October 1, 1930, after being taken from the county jail.
Chief Jenkins had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and six children and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia.