Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Mario Roberto Jenkins

University of Central Florida Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2005

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Reflections for Corporal Mario Roberto Jenkins

Mario -

It's been nearly a year since my last posting for you on this site...and oddly enough, I'm sitting in the same off duty job parking lot as last time. UCF has seen some tremendous changes since you departed, both in staffing and on campus. I have yet to go to the new stadium - probably because the name "Bright House Stadium" doesn't sit well with me. In my mind it should be "Jenkins Memorial Stadium," so I think my boycott of the home games will remain in effect.

My partner is asleep in the back of my car...not nearly as vocal as in my last posting. Her manners are improving slightly, and she is finding a lot of dope lately, but I still wonder if she and Makye would have gotten along in a casual setting of us at a backyard BBQ or not. By the way, the last time my wife and I were out and heard the song "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", we bought a round for anyone who wanted to toast your money I've spent at a bar in years!

A lot has changed, but a lot stays the same....we still miss you every day. Rest easy, brother Mario!

Cpl Tim Nazzaro & Narcotics K-9 Coco
Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2007

May the good Lord assuage the anguish of this, your most outrageous fortune. On behalf of a grateful nation, a sober law enforcement community, and a saddened neighborhood, we pray that our heavily father takes Mario’s soul into his loving hands. Only you, the family of our fallen brother, fully understand the sacrifice that has been placed upon the alter of freedom.

Patrolman Todd James Vogler
CASE Western Reserve Univeristy Police Department, Cleveland, Ohio

October 12, 2007

Corporal, you are a hero. Rest in peace, Brother. I am honored to leave a reflection for you.


October 10, 2007

Just got home from work, after hearing about another officer who fell on one of the saddest September days. Hope your doing well in that station house above.

Sgt. James Roberts
FL Dept of Corrections

September 25, 2007

On the 2nd anniversary of Corporal Jenkins' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Corporal Jenkins is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

September 24, 2007

~Never forgotten~ Rest in peace. Please keep a watch over us all.

September 24, 2007

Devil Dawg:

Keep them in line, up there at Heaven's Gate.

Maj M. B. Parlor

September 24, 2007

Remembering you today and always. You are greatly missed.

Dory Schofield

September 24, 2007

Just wanted to let you and your family know that we have not forgotten the sacrifice you made this day two years ago. I know the sacrifice that your family makes everyday without you, I know they will think of you everyday and shed lots of tears, but we will never forget you, you are a hero.
I have my Blue Candles that burn 24/7 for all LEO's.

Connie Barker Ft. Walton Beach, Fl
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville, Al. E.O.W.1-14-04

September 24, 2007

Just thinking about you today. Watch out for us down here.

September 24, 2007


It is difficult to believe you have been gone 2 yrs. Many of the best times I have had with good friends have been with you, be it in high school (with your notorious Pepe) or in Gainesville. Your humor, wit and personality will always be missed and never forgotten. God bless you always brother.

Joe Parra, friend

September 19, 2007

I never got the honor of meeting you, however I did meet some of your co-workers last year at police week. It was ironic when I came on to ODMP today you were the featured officer and it hit me, the nights in D.C. talking to all the guys and just how much respect they had for you and just how sad they were at yor tradgic death. In my book you are the best kind of hero there is one who has the respect of his coworkers. Because when it comes down to it who else do we have when the crap gets deep but each other.

It was a great honor to talk to each and every person from your department and not a one of them could have been more proud of you.



R. Thornton

September 6, 2007


Its been a long time since I dropped you a line. It's not to say that I don't think about you while I'm out on the street but you know how things go. I was planning a trip to Orlando with the g/f soon and it dawned on me we never did our alcohol tour of the world at Epcot. I'm sorry that it seemed like our schedules could never coincide to where we could get up with each other. Just remember, you aren't forgotten and watch out for us down here while you're up there.

Jeff Shaw
Gainesville PD

August 17, 2007


As a long time friend and fellow Sponger you are always in my thoughts. Boche Balls for life my brother. Miss you man.

Jim E.

June 4, 2007

Hi Mar,

Today is a year and 8 months that you left us, I miss you and want to tell you how much I love you. Your father and I went to D.C. for Police Week and it was very hard during the memorial but with the help of the UCF officer that accompany us we made it, I want to tell you that your friends and co-workers from the UCFPD are treating us with much love and respect and are an example for other Police Departments to copy. I am so glad we went this year because last year I had missed a lot.
May God Bless us all and you my beloved son RIP.

Mrs Ramona Jenkins

May 24, 2007

missing you prayers are with Val and your families.

April 29, 2007

You were the best. Not just a co-worker or squad-mate but a true friend. We've worked and played hard together. Your family at UCFPD misses you terribly and we all know that you died a hero doing the job that you loved. Your dedication and loyalty to the Department,your friends, and your family was unsurpassed...your integrity, unquestionable. We love you brother and will do everything we possibly can to help "Momma Bear" and the rest of your family through this time of need. I miss you so much and keep waiting for you to hit me up and tell me it's time to grab coffee. Gotta have coffee before roustings! From the bottom of my heart, thanks for everything. Rest in peace Doctor-D...we'll take it from here.


Officer Fazi
Good Friend-re-affirming

April 20, 2007

I was just thinking about you today when I saw your K9 at the station... its still not the same without you buddy... Keep watching over us.

Fellow UCFPD
UCF Police

April 3, 2007

mario, met you dad at the cops conference in st. louis. we have a lot in common. two wonderful officers we miss so much. your dad, franc, is so proud of you and misses you so much. he is trying hard to help others, and i am so glad to know him. will keep in touch with your folks and pray for all your family. you and matt keep watching over us. jess

jess rittenhouse
father of matt rittenhouse eow 9-16-04

March 26, 2007

missing you today and always

March 17, 2007

I remember the first day I met you and Makye, you had only had her 1 day and you loved her so much. I remember you crying afraid she was going to die and me promising you that I would stay by her side all night and telling you she would live. And when you came back the next morning you told her that you would always be little did we know that you would be taken away first. How I cried that day you died knowing that you had just been in 2 days prior and were happy as always with a smile on your face. Later when I saw your girl with her new handler I kissed her for you and whispered in her ear that you would always love her and she would see you again.


February 8, 2007

As we approach Valentine days, I thought of Jenkins wife and will continue to pray for you. My God bless you and the Jenkins family.

With Love

Michael Rodrgiuez

Michael Rodriguez

February 8, 2007

I remember that day so clearly, it was yet to be another glorious college football Saturday, i'm an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and a mom of three daughters. I remember the news flash and cried because your life was cut short for no comphrensible reason. I cried for your wife and your family. Today I pulled into my parish Ressurection Catholic Church and my jaw dropped because there was an endless sea of law enforcement vehicles filling up the church parking lot and grass. I saw several k-9 trucks and cars and satellite trucks as well. I could not imagine what was going on and I rounded the corner to go to the Parrish offices and there before me were about 10-12 police officers dressed in their best and to the right were 4-6 USMC in their dress blues. It was then that I realized that I was witnessing a very special ceremony for the Motorcycle Police Officer was died last week. My heart stopped yet again when I quietly pulled out onto Colonial Drive and was greeted by yet another sea of law enforecment vehicles with their lights and horns flashing and blaring. I pulled over on the side of the road to offer my respects to these wonderful men and women and cried, I cried for you and for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our safety, YOU all will never know us yet you sacrificed so much for a perfect stranger and neighbor. God has a true angel, watch out for my nephew Cory won't you. He looked up to law enforcement and his D.A.R.E officer with admiration. He was 12..........God bless your family, they are thought about often.......Rest in comfort of Heaven's love...........Mrs. Jackie Brienza

Citizen of Ocoee f

January 24, 2007

Mario, I'm sitting here this morning working for a squad so they can attend a funeral for another deputy that just died. Thinking about a funeral always takes me back to yours and that horrible day you were lost.Know that I've never forgotten and I think of you daily.The last favor you did me was get me this job and I'm forever indebted. I would trade it back if it brought you and the good times that always seemed to follow you if I could.Peace,love and hair grease,smellers.

D/S Allan Darcey

January 24, 2007


Another holiday season is upon us and your absence is felt more than you could imagine. I think of you often. As soon as I think of you; Val and your parents are there in thought and prayer also. As time passes, your absence does not get easier, I think we just learn to adapt. Please know that you are missed and always in our hearts.


December 19, 2006

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