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Deputy Sheriff Dave H. Jennings, Jr. | Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Dave H. Jennings, Jr.

Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, August 28, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 41 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Jennings was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call on Deep Slue Road. When he arrived at the scene he encountered man sitting in a car that had been backed into a ditch. As Deputy Jennings approached the man another man shouted to the deputy that the man had just shot his daughter.

At the same time the man in the car attacked Deputy Jennings. During the ensuing struggle the man was able to gain control of Deputy Jennings' service weapon and shot him. Deputy Jennings returned fire with a backup weapon, wounding the suspect. The suspect fled the scene in Deputy Jennings' patrol car. He was arrested a short time later, charged in connection with Deputy Jennings' death, and convicted of capital murder.

Deputy Jennings had served in law enforcement for 41 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace Derputy Sheriff Dave Jennings Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burns in hell.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 29, 2016

 

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