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Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins | Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia


Carlton Daniel Jenkins

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, August 28, 2000
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Reflections for Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins


Hello my friend,

I found myself thinking about you today. It's been almost 15 years and I still miss you very much. In some ways it seems like yesterday when you were here, and in others- a lifetime ago. I know your still looking out for me as well as your family and everyone else who were your friends. Joe and I still talk but not as often as we used to. I guess we've both gotten very busy in our lives and careers. He just had surgery but I haven't spoken to him since the day before..Lori said there were complications but all turned out well. I can't help but think all the success I've enjoyed is somehow due to you- Joe's too.

Life seems so much more complicated than back in the day. I miss all the good times and conversations we had.. I feel like everything is speeding up now and I find myself with somewhat of a lack of direction. I guess I'm still trying to figure out why I'm here- and what I'm supposed to do. Lately I've had a strange feeling I'll be seeing you again soon....but at the same time I don't think I've done whatever it is I'm supposed to do here. I guess that's not for me to know though...

Talk to you later Dan.

March 10, 2015

I was a Security Officer at the Camden County Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base when Officer Jenkins was a Kingsland PD officer. We had several meetings both work related and as a resident of Kingsland. He was always the most professional and true to his word. He was the one to stand behind the "To Serve and Protect" motto and he will be greatly missed.

MACS(SW) US Navy Ret. R.S. Jahnke
US Naval Submarine Base Kingsland Ga Security.
November 17, 2014

My friend, as always during this time of year, you are in my thoughts.

Many who knew you well often talk about you and the good times shared. Your memory lives on strong in the hearts of so many you touched. Please continue to watch over us that still hold the line in your absence. We love and miss you.

Chief David Gregory (former CCSO Capt.)
State Court of Glynn County Solicitor-General's Office
September 18, 2014

Officer Jenkins. I watched Your chace video today. I am truly saddened by that You are gone. We need more Officers like You.
Rest in Peace.

Vern Smart
Retired EMS
July 31, 2014

Mom gave me a picture a few days ago when we were little; you, Joe, Donna and I were in it. She said she wanted me to have it because you were holding me. I was about a year old. I remember you when I was a little girl. I always looked up to you. I wish I had more time with you, Dan. Your life was taken so young. I miss you brother.
I hope you are still watching over me.

June 18, 2014

I am happy to see a proper memorial presented at this mile marker for this brave officer. I am not the trucker that helped him, but... I stopped a month or so back to lift the fallen flag from the muck because, as a VET, I could not look on it every day as I passed. I guess it was only coincidence that shortly after, it was given a proper treatment and a day to commemorate his sacrifice.

But, I cannot tell you how proud I feel every day (twice) as I pass by it! Now that I know who it was for, and the circumstances, I am saddened and humbled. I feel for his family and friends.

Just, please... don't ever post a flag as a memorial and then let it fall onto the ground.... unattended.... again. As a "driver," I pass such "descansos" often along the highways of this great country. Crosses and flags.... they each tug at my heart. Little crosses for little children... larger ones for the parents. One set aside for the trucker who might also have died in the crash (and was probably blamed.)

But, THIS one made me stop. (Probably because I got another "run" at it.) But, mostly because it was not "proper." Please remember that a memorial is not JUST for the one lost... but, for others to see. What I saw (originally) was not right for Sgt. Jenkins OR for me.

But, that has all been rectified now. And I thank you. I assure you that I pay respect now everytime I pass by. I have SOME peace.... and I hope the family does, as well. God bless you.

Sgt. Jenkins was a true American hero. As are ALL who give their all for our protection.

Northbound FedEX driver

Sgt. Harris
USAF / truck driver
October 26, 2013

Dear Dan,
You were like a second father to me, I was around you and the kids my whole time growing up until they moved away. Your daughter Kalynn has grown up to be a beautiful version of you and Jeanie (:
You would be so proud of all of them. I was around through the best and the worst times and ill tell you what, they deff didn't have any idea of how they were going to go through life without you. But they have done a wonderful job to this day. My whole family went through a very depressed time after you past. Everyone did . Almost all of Camden. But I know you are sitting up in heaven watching over all of us being our Guardian angle. I'm pretty sure your watching me type this. I miss you so much Dan. Will be nice to see you one day . I love you to this day and will not/can not forget you.


Delaney Ripley
Family friend.-
October 15, 2013

We still carry on, but it is not the same without you my friend. Your memory is still strong in me and those that knew you well. I miss you deeply brother.

Sgt. David A. Gregory (Former CCSO Capt)
Glynn County Police Department, GA
September 22, 2013

I saw you on an episode on Cops last night at work. It was when u had the badge # before 1111, 1130 something, where u ended up calling 10-78 and rolled around on the ground with the guy to take him to jail for susp dl. Heard your voice and it reminded me of the last time I heard it, the morning b4 you left us. Still missing you and hoping you are looking down on all of us and smiling at the people we have become because you were in our lives one way or another! Miss ya

Cindi Ripley
June 6, 2013

I love an miss you so much uncle dan

justin canon
April 19, 2013

Another year....not forgotten. You memory still lives strong in me, as it always will.

Sgt. Gregory, David A.
Glynn County Police Department / Former Captain - Camden Co. S.O.
October 21, 2012

Hard to believe it has been 12 years. I know it sure has been hard to find a friend like you, especially someone that loved his job and his family the way you did. Miss all the get togethers we used to have with the family. All our kids are all grown up and great kids they are now. Also wanting to thank you for always looking out for us all, our Guardian Angel-Superman. Miss ya!

August 28, 2012

Uncle dan I knw we never had much time together but the times that we did have I hold very dear in my heart! When I lived in georgia and I would see you out in your uniform I would hold my head up and tell everyone thats my uncle! I miss you so very much and momma does too! I will never forget you uncle dan! Your my hero! I still cry when I think about and the same time im very proud of you! Love your neice Barbara

June 24, 2012

Uncle Dan,
The years have flown by...your memory is as strong as yesterday. I miss you so much more than I can express. Where you took your last breaths stands a cross and a flag......and the tears of all of us who have to go on. I don't ever see a officer and not think about you, I breath more shallow for them, I wish none of us ever knew the sacrifices you and others make for us. The love for you lives on and you will never fade away, I know we will see you again..I love you forever

June 24, 2012

I think about you still all the time. Even though at the time you passed I was well on my way in another career since I left KPD.

You always wanted to run the boys over in downtown Kingsland with me Mike and Eric. It was fun times...Just wanted to know you are still in my thoughts so many years later. See you one day man!

Robbie Tarter EX KPD Officer
Kingsland Police Department
June 10, 2012

Still think of you often, your picture is still hanging up in my office, still get goosebumbs when I see you on Worlds Wildest Police Videos, especially when I hear you call out that badge number that you hated so much. You are missed every day.

Sgt. Paula F. Henderson
Former Camden County SO/Current McIntosh County SO
May 19, 2012

Dan and I worked the Kingsland night shift for a year and a half. He was my trainer, my mentor, and my friend. I think about him every now and then, especially every time I pass by the 19 mile marker. I wish I could have been there for you Dan. I came in then next morning to relieve you and you were gone. I miss you my Brother, my Friend. Rest in peace Dan.

SGT. Lewis,RJ
Kingsland Police and former 1147
May 8, 2012

This officer was featured on world wildest police videos. it had his in car camera chasing a car. After the video the narrator mentioned that five months after the chase Sgt. Jenkins was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

March 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Jenkins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 24, 2012

Interstate interchage close to is place of death will be named in his honor on Interstate 95.

Rep. Jason Spencer, 180th House District
February 27, 2012

I can't believe it's been 11 years. I still think of you daily. You were such an amazing person and father! I know your kids miss you so much but at the same time are making you proud. Keep watching over us. Love and miss ya Superman!!

January 3, 2012

Dan was a friend whose smile and laughter lit up a room. He provided endless hours of inspiring chatter over the radio. They was never a dull moment when 1111 was on duty. Every time I notice the clock shows 1111, I say 1111 up in heaven and know you are smiling because you are not forgotten.

January 1, 2012

Superman: Miss working back in Ga with you every day:
We had fun and you schooled me working down in Camden. I miss backing you up and hanging at your house. Not a day goes by I dont think of you. When we meet back again upstairs, I cant wait. Cant wait to catch up and you not ask me for a tow fourm, So you can scratch out KPD for the agency name. You schooled me as a friend and your family taught me alot. Still talk to Fred and want to catch up with Kevin as well as Patrica. You are missed and who would imagined I'm in IL 20 minutes from Cicero wher your from. Not bad for a TN boy. Married a St. Louis girl that comes from a long line of St. Louis cops. But this years birthday coming up 11-11 is hard.

Miss and Love you Super Man

Adrian Pillow
Federal Law Enforcement
October 28, 2011


The few times I meet you while working at Kings Bay DOD Police Department I really enjoy your energy and love you had for your job. Today is the 10th Anniversary of 911. It reminded me of the sacrifice you made to protect the community there. The impact one person can make on so many is defiantly shown by you. Sad that it took a tragedy for us realizes what we lose.

Trooper Brent L. Saucerman

Trooper Brent L. Saucerman
South dakota Highway Patrol
September 11, 2011

The years keep adding up since your homecoming. For many of us that truly knew you, we still remember and hold you dear to our hearts. I have been thinking a lot about you lately, not sure exacly why, but the thoughts are of great memories; there were so many.

I had an opportunity to visit your portion of the National Memorial Wall in D.C. recently. The visit was somber for me, but the experience was culminated with a a strong sense of pride in having been proud to call you a friend and having been able to share so many great experiences with you while serving with the Camden County Sheriff's Office.

I miss you.

MPOI David A. Gregory
Glynn County Police Department
August 31, 2011


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