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Officer Eugene S. Jennings | Pomeroy Police Department, Washington Pomeroy Police Department, Washington


Eugene S. Jennings

Pomeroy Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, September 27, 1968

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 9/26/1968

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Jennings and Deputy Lee Birdsdell, of the Garfield County Sheriff's Department, were killed during a vehicle pursuit west of Clarkston. During the chase the suspect failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle ran up an embankment. As the two patrol cars came around the corner the vehicle came off of the embankment and landed on top of Officer Jennings' patrol car. Deputy Birdsell's patrol car then crashed into the back of Officer Jennings patrol car. Deputy Birdsell was killed instantly and Officer Jennings succumbed to his injuries the following day.

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Deputy Sheriff Lee D. Birdsell
Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Washington
End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1968
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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This man was my uncle. I did not have a chance to know him, but I do know he has been with Our Lord Jesus all these years.

See you soon,
Mary Dixon

Mary E. Dixon
February 19, 2017


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