Carlton Daniel JenkinsCamden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Monday, August 28, 2000
Reflections for Sergeant Carlton Daniel Jenkins
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
USAF / truck driver
October 26, 2013
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.
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
June 6, 2013
I love an miss you so much uncle dan
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
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.
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.
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
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
I can't believe it has been 11 years since you were taken from us. I still talk about you often and wear your memorial bracelet everyday. You were such a wonderful man that loved his family and friends more than anything. You were so tough on the street but when friends or family needed you there you were no questions asked. Kriptonite is a song I hear and think of you everytime. Meatloaf as well brings back the memories. I know your kids miss you so much but I hope they know you live in them everyday and watch over them. They were your everything. Thank you for being my friend and teaching me so much. You are missed and loved!
Friend and co-worker
August 28, 2011
It's hard to believe 11 years have past today. I think about you often. I remember the conversations we used to have about life and why we were put here. I know you've got all the answers now but I still don't know why things happened like they did. You were the best. You were always there to back me up but the one time you really needed me I wasn't there. I'm sorry my friend.
August 28, 2011
If one car chase tells a story about this guy's career in law enforcement, then there is no doubt Sgt. Jenkins took his job very seriously and performed to the best of his ability.
Check out the Sgt take out this thug on the highway, in the end not letting a flat tire get between him and arresting this car thief.
August 7, 2011
Dan, I remember when you worked for Kingsalnd. I did not konw you passed on. You always had a smile, and a joke, and made the day a delight. I am sorry you are gone. I know you made a difference. Thank you for all you did.
Michael Hubbard Patrolman
Hartford Police MI
July 10, 2011
Ten years brother. The sorrow is still here, the memories are still present, but time has helped ease the pain in loosing a friend some. A small consolation I guess. I keep your memory alive and well in conversation as often as I can. A picture of you sits on my desk, so I see you daily and think of the fun times often. It always brings a smile to my face, when someone who did not know you looks at the photo and asks, who's that? So many stories to tell of you, me, and others having a good time running the streets of Camden County. To this day, you are the best partner I ever had. No one has even come close to matching your excitement and fervor to do the job. It was always fascinating to see you (even as a supervisor) race your subordinates to a call no matter how routine or mundane the call was. ou truly led bybexample. Even in death, you lead by example. That is awesomely profound. It is comforting to read the reflections left by others and know you are still missed by so many. I know I am not alone in saying, you were one of the best. I love and miss you brother. As always, please continue to watch over me and all of us still holding the line.
Inv. David A. Gregory
Glynn County Police Dept.
January 7, 2011
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