Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings

Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 21, 1997

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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Randy and I were classmates at Simpson College San Francisco. He was a good friend and inspiration, put himself through college working for upd.

He reached out to me a couple years later and asked me to be his trapshooting coach! We had so much fun.

Later after he gave his life to save a family I became the alumni president of Simpson and we started a scholarship fund in his name.

We are trying to finish the funding so let us know if you would like to contribute!

doug patterson
Shooting coach and alum

May 26, 2017

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