Corporal Stephen Roshawn Jenkins, Sr.

Corporal Stephen Roshawn Jenkins, Sr.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stephen Roshawn Jenkins, Sr.

Corporal Stephen Jenkins suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after chasing an inmate across the prison yard at the Clara Waters Community Corrections Center, in Oklahoma City.

The inmate was observed picking up a bag of contraband tobacco along the inner fence line at the prison. The inmate ran from Corporal Jenkins and three other officers when they attempted to take him inside for a disciplinary action. All four officers chased him across the prison yard before subduing him. Corporal Jenkins suddenly collapsed as they walked into the prison.

Corporal Jenkins was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away.

The inmate was charged with first degree manslaughter as a result of Corporal Jenkins' death.

Corporal Jenkins had served with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for 18 months. He is survived by his four children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

foot pursuit

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Never forgotten. Always honored. Always missed.

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Stephen died in the line of duty

To the Jenkins family, fellow officers, and all who call Stephen beloved , my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Stephen gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 7, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2018

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