Patrolman Gordon Alex Jensen

Patrolman Gordon Alex Jensen

Galena Park Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1980

Gordon Alex Jensen

Patrolman Jensen was shot and killed while moonlighting at a new-homes construction site. Two vehicles pulled up to the site and Patrolman Jensen approached them. When he asked the driver of the first vehicle for identification a struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Patrolman Jensen's service revolver. Patrolman Jensen drew his backup weapon and shot the suspect, who also fired, fatally wounding Patrolman Jensen.

Patrolman Jensen had been with the agency for 2.5 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Rest in Peace Officer Gordon Alex Jensen. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Galena Park, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

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