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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Jenkins | Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Samuel Jenkins

Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Deputy Samuel Jenkins and Sheriff Jesse Tyler were shot and killed during a shootout with the outlaw known as Kid Curry.

Deputy Sheriff Jenkins is buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

Kid Curry was suspected of be involved with the murders of five law enforcement officers: Sheriff Josiah Hazen of the Converse County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming; Deputy Samuel Jenkins and Sheriff Jesse Tyler of the Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah; and Patrolman Robert Saylor and Patrolman William Dinwiddie of the Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee.

Kid Curry was arrested after the murders of Patrolman Saylor and Patrolman Dinwiddie. He was convicted of the murders but escaped from the local jail before being transferred to a federal prison.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sheriff Josiah Hazen
Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming
End of Watch: Sunday, June 4, 1899
Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff Jesse Tyler
Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah
End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman William Dinwiddie
Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Friday, June 19, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Robert Saylor
Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 23, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Jenkins:
It is so sad that the name of Kid Curry is so known. It is your name Deputy Sheriff Samuel Jenkins that should be known. You are a hero and a man to be looked up to. May you rest in peace and thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. WE are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday.

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 26, 2015

 

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