Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jared Scott Jensen

Detective Jared Jensen was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a parolee who was wanted for attempted murder.

Detective Jensen radioed dispatch that he had spotted the suspect near the intersection of Costilla Street and Hancock Avenue and that he was going to make contact with the suspect. After approaching the suspect, Detective Jensen was shot once in the face. Detective Jensen fell to the ground, and the suspect stood over him and shot him again in the face.

Four minutes later citizens called to report a shooting. Responding officers located Detective Jensen on the sidewalk suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended by FBI and ATF agents following a massive manhunt and was subsequently convicted of second degree murder. On May 5, 2008, he was sentenced to 96 years in prison.

Detective Jensen had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 3.5 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, sister, two step-brothers, and two step-sisters. One of his brothers also serves with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2305

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 96 years

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...it has been trying to say the least. The world...it is always spinning, it seems to have ramped up the tumult, pain, outright hatred and violence. There is so much ...I know you know a peace beyond understanding...and would be doing your best to contribute to peace keeping here on earth if you could. I'm sure you have noticed the coming together, stepping up, support and heroism as well...it is a sacred bond, a calling and mission shared by those who take the oath - and for those who walk with them...
I miss your smile - your laugh - your life here...humming along to "when I get where I'm goin"...

With love,

Natalie

February 21, 2018

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