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Sergeant Joseph B. Jennings | Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

Sergeant

Joseph B. Jennings

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, June 28, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/26/1945

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Joseph Jenning succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 20 years earlier while attempting to arrest a man at 6th Street and Center Avenue, NW, at about 7:00 pm.

During the arrest the two began to struggle and the suspect gained control of Sergeant Jenning's weapon. The man shot him several times, including a shot which severed his spinal column and left him paralyzed.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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