Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings

Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 21, 1997

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Randal Eugene Jennings

Deputy Jennings was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Deputy Jennings had responded to a call in which it was reported that a man was beating his wife. Upon arrival a gun battle ensued in a dark field and Deputy Jennings was struck five times, twice in the neck, once in the wrist. Two shots were stopped by his bullet resistant vest.

Deputy Jennings was able to return fire and kill the suspect with one shot.

Deputy Jennings is survived by his wife, also a police officer, and his stepson.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 30

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by Deputy Jennings

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I only had a short time to know Deputy Jennings. I attended Butte College Law Enforcement Academy and I distinctly remember him helping me on the shooting range. Deputy Jennings went out of his way to help me in my law enforcement career. After 20 years in law enforcement , it is great people like Deputy Jennings that kept me alive by helping me perfect my law enforcement skills. Even though it was a short moment in my life, I always think about Deputy Jennings and I am so grateful for the time he gave to us at Butte College Law Enforcement Academy. You will never be forgotten!

Officer Dan Thomassian
Veteran Affairs Police Department

July 31, 2018

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