Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 41 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
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.