Patrolman Jacob H. Jenkins

Patrolman Jacob H. Jenkins

Kenton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 1937

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Jacob H. Jenkins

Patrolman Jacob Jenkins was struck and killed by a taxicab while crossing the street while on patrol.

The taxi driver did not see the officer as a result of rainy conditions.

Patrolman Jenkins had served with the Kenton Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

foot patrol, weather

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Jacob H. Jenkins of the Kenton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 6, 2023

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